Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-Op Certificate

Program Overview

The Cloud Nine College Hotel and Restaurant Management programs offer two options of study: a 2-year diploma or a 1-year certificate. These programs are offered in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), a global organization active in hundreds of countries, and a preeminent leader in the hospitality industry. Upon successful completion of the Cloud Nine College courses within the program, students will receive AHLEI course completion certificates.

The programs integrate academic study led by industry leaders with a practical, hands-on Co-Op learning experience. These programs will ensure that students are ready for the field upon graduation. 

This program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Program Highlights

Co-Op Work Experience

The paid Co-Op work experience is an essential part of the CNC Hotel and Restaurant Management programs. The successful completion of the Co-Op work term is required for graduation. Co-Op work experience not only gives students first-hand exposure to industry while they study, but also enables them to become more employable upon graduation. The CNC Co-Op Coordinator will work with students to find a suitable work opportunity to gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in their respective field.

The programs culminate with a capstone course that consolidates academic and applied learning and gives the opportunity for the students to demonstrate their learning gained during the program. 

Career Occupation


Job Title


Restaurant and Food Service Manager


Restaurant and Food Service Manager


Accommodation Service Manager


Manager in Customer Service and Personnel services


Executive Housekeepers


Professional occupations in business management


Sales and Marketing Manager


Corporate Sales Manager


Other customer and information services


Food and beverage servers


Hotel front desk clerks


Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses


Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers & related support

Program Duration

854 total hours = 434 instructional hours + 420 Co-Op hours 
51 weeks = 42 weeks instruction and 9 weeks of break

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (equivalent) / GED / Mature Student Status*

*Mature students are people who have been out of full-time formal education for at least 4 years and can demonstrate needed academic potential through a range of achievements and life experiences beyond academics.

English Language Requirements

  • Completion of two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country with an average completion grade of C+ or higher, OR  
  • Successful completion of Cloud Nine College English language program B2 OR Cloud Nine College English Language Testing C1.
  • IELTS 5.5, OR
  • iBT TOEFL 46, OR
  • TOEIC 700+ OR
  • Duolingo 85+

Program Start Dates

February 5, 2024
April 22, 2024
July 8, 2024
September 23, 2024
December 9, 2024

Program Outline

Professional Sales Co-Op Certificate (51 Weeks)

Code/No. Title of Course/Work Experience Component No. of Hours
Term 1 (10 weeks)
HAR 111 Managing Front Desk Operations 70
SLS 171 Professional Sales and Customer Service Practices 70
COM 101 Inter-personal Communication in an Inter-cultural Business Context 70
BUS 190 The Canadian Job Search Skills and Strategies I 35
Break (1 Week)
Term 2 (10 Weeks)
HAR 121 Managing Housekeeping Operations 70
HAR 131 Management of Food and Beverage Operations 70
BUS 191 The Canadian Job Search Skills and Strategies II 35
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 3 (20 Weeks)
HAR 195 Coop Work Experience 420
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 4 (2 Weeks)
BUS 198 Capstone Course 14