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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Financial Accounting I Part 1

Gain an understanding of the accounting cycle and the use of accounting as an information system. Explore basic financial accounting theory and learn to analyze business transactions and the accounts affected by these transactions. Develop accounting skills by using the rules of debit and credit, journalizing business transactions, posting transactions, and completing financial statements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ACCT-1001

Financial Accounting I Part 2

Building on the concepts from Financial Accounting I Part I, following a manual system and/or using accounting software, learn about subsidiary ledgers and special journals, as well as internal control and basic financial accounting theory and practical concepts. Develop the skills to prepare, maintain and close financial statements and learn the fundamental principles required to control and account for cash, banking, and inventory.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ACCT-1002

Hospitality Law

Explore Canadian law as it applies to the tourism and hospitality industry. Develop an understanding of the legal concepts and principles that govern personal and commercial relationships, and learn how our lives are intimately influenced by the law.

Hours: 30
Course Code: BUSI-1005

Managing Human Resources

Successful completion of this course will equip students with a foundation of basic leadership skills. A special focus is placed on skills which relate to communication, teamwork, management functions, styles of leadership, motivation, staffing, training, delegating, and performance assessments.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1143


Entrepreneurship education is the process of providing individuals with the concepts and skills to recognize opportunities that others have overlooked, and to have the insight and self-esteem to act where others have hesitated. This course includes instruction in opportunity recognition, obtaining resources, and initiating a business venture. It also provides instruction in business management processes such as business planning, capital development, marketing, and financial analysis. Students will have the opportunity to summarize much of what they have learned by researching and completing a business plan for a specific enterprise.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2050

Business Communications

Students acquire competency in clear workplace language, writing, and proofreading skills expected in a professional, technologically sophisticated workplace setting. Students draft and evaluate various correspondence, as well as demonstrate oral communication skills through business presentations.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1300

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Introduction to Event Coordination

Experience the event planning process. Learn the tools and strategies to effectively organize, implement, and monitor all the products, services, and service providers that will bring an event to life.

Hours: 30
Course Code: EVNT-1000

Introduction to Fundraising and Sponsors

Explore how the non-profit sector works and how event skills contribute to a non-profit's overall success. Learn why developing and executing fundraising and sponsorship opportunties are essential financial resources for a nonprofit organization.

Hours: 45
Course Code: EVNT-1005

Meetings Management

Learn about the North American meetings industry as well as the skills needed to be a successful meeting planner. Discover the many different types of meetings with the elements required to plan and execute a successful meeting.

Hours: 45
Course Code: EVNT-2005

Creative Events Development I

Plan an event up to the execution phase. Incorporate program concepts and principles addressing all of the critical elements required to successfully execute an event.

Hours: 45
Course Code: EVNT-2010

Creative Events Development II

Execute a planned event. Incorporate program concepts and principles addressing all of the critical elements required to successfully execute an event.

Hours: 75
Course Code: EVNT-2015

Tradeshow Operations

As the rising cost of business to business selling increases, the tourism and travel industry is seeing a remarkable increase in the number of expositions being held as well as an increase in the number of exhibition facilities being built. Discover why trade shows are one of the single best sales and marketing tools available to operators. Learn how to select the right show, implement a trade show plan, attract customers to a booth, sell, and follow up with customers

Hours: 45
Course Code: EVNT-2025

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

Explore the evolution of the tourism industry in Canada and the variety of career opportunities available today. Learn the sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry and discover how they interact and contribute to economic growth.

Hours: 45
Course Code: HOSP-1101


Learn the fundamentals of marketing and the major environmental factors influencing today's marketing environment. Discover how individual consumers, industrial and organizational buyers reach their purchase decisions. Develop an understanding of target marketing and examine the elements of the marketing mix.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-1000

Introduction to Advertising Layout and Design

Explore the general field of advertising layout, graphic design and visual communication. Examine the roles of the client and the advertising agency in the creative planning process. Learn the tools used to develop, design, and produce advertising.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-1255

Public Relations

Explore public relations theory and practice. Study the development of the field including concepts, issues, and principles of practice as well as models and theories guiding the practice. Apply theory to public relations program planning and management.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-2020

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Professional Internship Preparation

Internship is the cooperative educational component of the program in which students are required to complete a work term in the industry. Prior to beginning an internship placement, there are a number of activites and requirements that should be addressed in order to prepare both students and host sites. This course is intended to explore those activities, ensuring a smooth and positive experience for all parties involved in this mutually beneficial activity.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NCPR-1015

PEI BEST Service Excellence

This recognized PEI BEST Service Excellence Certificate is highly valued by employers throughout the service and hospitality industries seeking staff who are well-trained in providing exceptional customer service. Students will gain both practical skills and techniques for providing excellent customer service.

Hours: 6
Course Code: NCPR-1040

Professional Internship

Internship is the cooperative educational component of the program in which students are required to complete a work term in the industry. This internship placement provides students with the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned, to acquire new skills, and to gain first hand experiences in the industry. Internship is a cooperative relationship between the industry placement, the student, and the program where all parties derive benefits.

Hours: 250
Course Code: NCPR-2020

Travel and Agency Operations

Participate in a "hands-on" in-depth study of the actual working environment within a travel office setting. Experience the key roles of selling, providing customer service, and applying organizational skills. Learn the various office procedures and selling situations. Develop competence dealing with colleagues, clients, and travel suppliers in a professional manner.

Hours: 60
Course Code: PRAC-2021

Events Practicum

Experience all of the basic elements of orchestrating a major event. Travel to the East Coast Music Awards host site for hands-on experience in various areas of the event from registration, logistics, and the awards show.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2022

Selling Destinations I

Explore the geography of the Americas from a travel industry perspective. Discover relevant facts about these destinations and learn to match client preferences to destinations and services. Develop sales strategies to sell tourism and travel products.

Hours: 60
Course Code: TOUR-1001

Travel Transportation

Explore the components of transportation in today's travel industry. Learn about the different modes of travel including rail, bus, car, and water transportation worldwide. Examine the development, explain the terminology, utilize the resources, and identify the reservation systems for a variety of transportation options.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-1005

Leisure Travel

Discover the many travel products marketed to the Canadian traveler. Become familiar with pricing and costing accessible through various resource methods. Learn to interpret brochures, search the Internet, calculate prices and arrange reservations. Examine travel insurance products, select and cost the appropriate coverage required by law to various scenarios. Learn to match the motivations, needs, and expectations of the client to the right product.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-1010

Selling Destinations II

Examine geography from a travel industry perspective. Study Caribbean, European and African destinations and learn to match clients to destinations and services. Explore relevant facts about these destinations, related client preferences and sales strategies to motivate travelers.

Hours: 60
Course Code: TOUR-2001

Tour Conducting

Learn about tour guiding and tour directing, gain exposure to the industry and gain experience by creating and conducting a tour. Learn about the profession of Heritage Interpreter. Experience what interpretation is, what an interpreter does, and how interpretation works.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-2005

Airline Industry

Learn about the aviation industry from its early development to its modern day challenges. Examine the different types of airlines, airports, and associations, as well as the concept of accessibility. Develop the basic skills of ticketing for worldwide travel routes while examining airfare pricing. International time zones and appropriate international documents for destinations will also be covered. Learn how to process tickets and record accounting information for all related traffic documentation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-2010

Travel and Tour Operations

Learn how to plan and implement a vacation tour. Experience the elements involved in the idea conception, development, design, execution and evaluation of an international trip. Learn how to set travel objectives, outline negotiations and bookings, and complete budget proposals for an educational study trip. Undertake destination research, package preparation, and brochure creation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-2015

Computerized Reservations

Learn the basic concepts of electronic bookings in the travel industry. Gain practical knowledge and skills required to perform computerized reservations duties required in traditional travel industry positions. Discover applications used to book tourism components including transportation, tour operations, airlines, hotel, and car rentals. Develop the skills to interpret travel documents, determine appropriate airfares and analyze rules. Perform reservation procedures, create passenger records, and access hotel, car and other information used in the daily operation of a travel agency.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-2025

World Cultures

Learn about the beliefs and conceptions, historical backgrounds, habits, and traits of other cultures. Develop skills to promote sensitivity towards diversity, avoid misunderstandings that may lead to conflict, and allow for more fluent global interaction.

Hours: 45
Course Code: TOUR-2030

Selling Destinations III

Explore the geography of the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific from a travel industry perspective. Discover relevant facts about these destinations and learn to match client preferences to destinations and services. Develop sales strategies to sell tourism and travel products.

Hours: 60
Course Code: TOUR-2101