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Hospitality Event Planning certificate

Entry-level trades training

At UFV, we can put students where people gather for fun or relaxation. Whether it is at a front-desk of a hotel planning parties or events for a ballroom or convention centre or arranging a wedding, you could be there.

The Hospitality Event Planning certificate will prepare you for entry-level positions in the areas of the hospitality tourism industry. The training will provide you with “real” situations that will build confidence while developing skills and abilities expected by today’s employers.

Concurrent studies option

UFV allows high school students to complete this program through a concurrent studies model during their grade 12 year. For more information, contact your disctrict/school career counsellor. You may also contact the UFV Trades & Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or email trades@ufv.ca.

Employment opportunities

After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared for employment opportunities in areas such as hotels, shopping centers, destination marketing organizations, cruise ships, health care institutions, sports and entertainment facilities, convention centers, and celebration décor companies.

Entrance requirements

1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.

2. Successful completion of a math and reading comprehension entrance exam.

When to apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.

How to apply

1. Submit a UFV application form, along with the $45 application fee, to the Admissions & Records office. You can apply online or download an application form at ufv.ca/ar/admissions/apply. Application forms are also available from any A&R or Student Services office. Applicants currently in Grade 12 may apply during their Grade 12 year. A statement from the school counsellor or principal, indicating that you are likely to meet graduation requirements by June, must be presented at the time of entrance exam appointments.

2. Applicants will be notified of entrance exam dates by the Trades & Technology Centre. There is no fee for writing these exams. Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of submission of their applications should call 604-847-5450.

3. Read the program description and information carefully. If you require more information, please contact the Trades & Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or trades@ufv.ca.

4. Prior to classes starting in September, applicants will be notified by telephone of the registration procedures. Applicants who cannot be reached by telephone after three attempts will be removed from the wait list.

Fees and other expenses

See the Fees and Other Costs section. Hospitality Event Planning students should budget approximately $500 for required textbooks and supplies. In addition, students should budget approximately $300 for day fieldtrips.

Note: A deposit (currently $200) must be paid at the time of registration, which typically takes place one or two months before the start of each semester. The balance of fees must be paid by the second week of the semester.

Medical requirement

A medical statement from a qualified physician may be required at any time before or during the program. Students will be notified by a UFV official if/when the statement is required.

Location

The Hospitality Event Planning program is located at the Trades & Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Classes are in session 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates and attendance requirements

The Hospitality Event Planning program starts in September and ends in May.

The Hospitality Event Planning program requires continuous attendance through all three semesters to successfully complete all requirements for the program. Students will be expected to attend classes five days per week for the duration of the entire program. Students are required to attend and take part in a 3-day, 2-night overnight field trip.

Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements as outlined in their individual program guides may be subject to a failing grade or academic warning.

See UFV's Academic Warning policy (79) and Attendance policy (62).

Program requirements

Several day trips will be organized throughout Metro Vancouver for educational purposes. Students will be required to provide their own transportation and pay any fees that may be associated with these trips.

Students must complete all requirements with a minimum of 70% or better to receive a Credit (CR) grade in order to graduate.

Students who do not receive a Credit (CR) grade in all required areas by the end of May can apply to their instructor for re-entry into the program the following year. Students who reapply may register as upgrading students and must complete all program requirements no later than May of the following year. See upgrading policy below for more details.

Graduation

Students must apply for graduation by completing a Request to Graduate form. We recommend this be done at the beginning of the final semester.

Academic warnings

Trades & Technology students who demonstrate unacceptable academic performance will be placed on Academic Warning. See UFV's Academic Warning policy (79).

Unacceptable academic performance may, at the discretion of the instructor, include poor attendance, slow progress in theory and practical tasks, and/or lack of satisfactory participation in class activities. See UFV's Attendance policy (62).

Trades & Technology students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, and will be held responsible for their actions, whether acting alone or in group. See UFV's Student Academic Misconduct policy (70) and Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).

Withdrawal policy

Student-initiated withdrawal (discontinuing)

If a student wishes not to continue or return for the next semester, the Trades Centre will advise Admissions & Records and initiate a withdrawal from the student’s current Trades program.

Required to withdraw (failed grades)

Failed grades may result in withdrawal from the program.

Required to withdraw (academic warning)

Students may be required to withdraw from a course or program for failing to comply with any of the following UFV policies: Academic Warning policy (79), Attendance policy (62), Student Academic Misconduct policy (70), Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).

Upgrading policy

The upgrading program allows those currently or recently employed in the industry to complete their certificate requirements or to become proficient in specific processes or techniques.

An upgrading student will be enrolled for no more than 13 weeks. Upgrading students will not displace anyone registered in the next intake.

Upgrading students are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience approved by the program instructor.

Re-admission policy

Students who begin a Trades program, but withdraw before completing the program, may contact the department to request re-entry provided their absence is less than two years. Re-entry is subject to space availability.

If you are absent more than two years, you will be required to apply for re-admission.
• An application for admission form and application fee will be required
• Trades & Technology entrance exams will need to be retaken

Program outline

The Hospitality Event Planning program starts in September and ends in May. Students must show that they understand the theory by successfully completing a written test for each unit. Students must then apply their knowledge to demonstrate an acceptable level of practical skills that may be assigned for that unit. The learning materials may include printed handouts, worksheets, videoclips, display boards, lab manuals, and written instructions.

At regular stages, students will be required to perform various tasks on or off campus in order to develop their practical skills. As much as possible, study and lab instruction is patterned after “on-the-job” situations where a limited amount of direct supervision is required. The training follows a modular system that begins by developing a wide variety of basic skills, and builds on these to develop intermediate and specialized skills required in this industry.

All unit tests and assigned practicals must be completed with a passing grade before writing the final exam, which is scheduled in May.

Sample topics

• Introduction to tourism
• Entrepreneurial tourism
• Communications and human relations
• Computer basics
• Basic hospitality accounting
• Food and beverage operations
• Front office management
• Housekeeping management
• Promotions and event planning
• Marketing, media, and public relations
• Practicum

Time Frame

September–December (15 weeks)
• Introduction to tourism
• Entrepreneurial tourism
• Communications and human relations
• Computer basics
• Basic accounting

January–April (17 weeks)
• Food and beverage operations
• Front office management
• Housekeeping management
• Promotions and event planning
• Marketing, media, and public relations

May
• Practicum: students will be required to secure a four-week unpaid work placement opportunity relating to the Hospitality Event Planning industry

36 Weeks of Total Training


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