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Tourism and Recreation Management - Certificate (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$4,057.50
Tuition: $3,498.66
  International Tuition »
Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:69.00
Bus Pass Fee:88.80
Lab Fee:146.04
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$558.84

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The Tourism and Recreation Management Program (TRMP) is designed for both part-time and full-time students interested in pursuing either a one-year certificate or a two-year diploma and meets the requirements of the B.C. Provincial common core curriculum.

The program prepares students for employment in the fields of Tourism and Recreation Management or to continue their studies toward university degrees. The programs are designed to introduce students to a broad range of skills and technical knowledge through class lectures, projects and agency visits. All students also receive industry-recognized certificates including FoodSafe, Worldhost, CPR "C", Occupational First Aid Level 1 and Serving It Right.

The Kootenay region of BC is developing into a year-round tourism and recreation destination, providing great opportunities for Tourism and Recreation Management graduates. The certificate program prepares students for entry-level tourism and recreation jobs: front desk staff, activity planners, soft adventure tourism staff and banquet and catering staff.

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduation (or equivalent). Applicants who can demonstrate prior industry experience may be admitted as mature students through consultation with the Program Coordinator and/or Education Advisor.
  • Students must have at least a 60% in English 12 or English 090 or 091 or EFP 12 or TPC 12.
  • Basic computer skills are also recommended.
  • A minimum of 60% in Principles, Applications or Foundations Math 11 or Pre-calculus; or MATH 080 or MATH 082 is required for ACCT 261 and is recommended for ACCT 263.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: Tourism and Recreation Management - Certificate

Year 1


Note: COMC 100* (Written & Oral Communication Skills) can be taken instead of ENGL 100 (English Composition).

*If you take COMC 100 in Fall semester of Year 1, you must take ENGL 100 in semester 2 of Year 1. If you take ENGL 100 in Fall semester of year 1, you may take COMC 102 or ENGL 101, 102, or 2XX in semester 2 of Year 1.


Choose 1 additional Elective

Note: Elective must be a University Studies 3 credit course

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