DIPLOMA IN TOURISM & RECREATION

DIPLOMA IN TOURISM & RECREATION

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DIPLOMA IN TOURISM & RECREATION

DURATION: 4 Semesters

OBJECTIVE:

This course is designed to equip and develop students with the prerequisite conceptual and technical skills in planning and managing small and medium size projects.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

Basically a skill and knowledge based, this course runs for two academic sessions. The first year teaches general knowledge required for the two areas or specialization that the course embraces and these have management and planning options.

During the second year, the students are required to register for additional six courses to the core courses chosen from their areas of specialization.  Also, they will be expected to observe three months of internship in the tourism industry and related organizations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  1. 1. Professional certificate in Tourism Management from NIHOTOUR or any Management related course passed at lower credit from a recognized institute.
  2. 2. GCE/SSCE/NECO with four credits which must include passes in English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
  3. 3. Holders of professional qualifications in related discipline such as IATA/UFTAA Certificate, Advanced Airfare & Ticketing Course etc.
  4. 4. Graduate of Nigeria Catering Schools in Benin, Enugu, Kaduna or Lagos.

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction to Tourism Industry

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

Special Interest Tourism

Transport Studies

Nigeria History Art and Culture

Communication Skills I

Intro to Computer Application

Citizenship Education

Principles of Economics

Sustainable Tourism Development

Use of French Language I

Introduction to Tourism Statistics

Tourism and Recreation  Law

Geography of Tourism

Travel Formalities

Tourism Recreation Planning

Resort Operation Management

Front Office I (Accommodation Ops)

Tourism & Recreation Marketing

Tourism Management

Recreation and Visitor Management

Airfares and Ticketing

Heritage Tourism

Tour Operations

Book keeping, Account and Software Application

Customer Care Service

e-Tourism

Event Management

Entrepreneurship Studies

Front Office II (Accom Ops)

Computer and ICT Application II

Communication Skills II

Use of French Language II

Project/Long Essay

  • Trainees go on industrial attachment upon completion of 2nd  semester for 12 weeks before commencement of fourth semester. The trainees have a work place log book to enter daily work activity engaged upon and supervised by both work place and NIHOTOUR Supervisor.
  • Emphasis on practical exercises during lecture sessions are be given top priority.
  • Projects to be written should be entrepreneurial and or administrative in nature.

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