Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-Op Diploma

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 program integrates academic study led by industry leaders with a practical, hands-on coop 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

Career occupation for which the program is intended to prepare students:


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

1694 total hours = 854 instructional hours + 840 Co-Op hours
93 weeks = 82 weeks instruction and 11 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

Hotel and Restaurant Management Co-op Diploma (93 weeks)

Code/No. Title of Course/Work Experience Component No. of Hours
Term 1 (10 Weeks)
SLS 171 Professional Sales and Customer Service Practices 70
COM 101 Inter-personal Communication in an Inter-cultural Business Context 70
COM 110 Professional Business Communication 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
BUS 120 Accounting and International Finance 70
MRK 140 Canadian and International Marketing Strategies 70
BUS 191 The Canadian Job Search Skills and Strategies II 35
Break (1 Week)
Term 3 (10 Weeks)
HAR 131 Management of Food and Beverage Operations 70
HAR 111 Managing Front Desk Operations 70
HAR 170 Human Resource Skills for Effective Team Leadership 70
Break (1 Week)
Term 4 (10 weeks)
MGT 160 Business Analytics Using Excel 70
SLS 192 Technology Enhanced Sales 70
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 5 (40 Weeks)
HAR 196 Coop Placement 840
Break (4 Weeks)
Term 6 (2 Weeks)
BUS 198 Capstone Course 14