Detailed program outlines

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Duration and Schedule

  • Program start date in the fall (September) each year
  • Spread over twenty-six months (four consecutive terms of 8, 6, 6 and 6 months each), in a work-study format
    • Terms 1 and 3: courses held during the day, full time
    • Terms 2 and 4: online courses combined with internships
  • Total of 1,350 course hours and 2 internships of 6 months each
  • Internship schedules are set by the host hotels.


TERM 1 (IN CLASS): Hospitality professions and professional development

  • The hospitality industry and environment
  • The hotel business and its operations
  • Hospitality accounting
  • Exploring leadership potential
  • Rooms division service processes
  • Food service processes
  • Managing guest reception
  • Interpersonal communications in the hospitality context
  • The hotel hiring process
  • Hotel information and communication technologies
  • Managing diversity in the hotel environment
  • Legal frameworks governing hotels

INTERNSHIP 1 AND TERM 2 (ONLINE): Practical skills and personal positioning

  • Adapting to hotel dynamics
  • Front-line practical skills
  • Managing technical maintenance and hotel safety and security
  • Employee integration, socialization and training

TERM 3 (IN CLASS): Hospitality management skills

  • Managing, interpreting and presenting financial information
  • Hotel business strategy and decision making
  • Innovation in the hospitality industry
  • Quality and the guest experience
  • Managing hotel sales and promotions
  • Strategic revenue management
  • Department operational performance
  • Coordinating group market operations
  • Work relations in the hospitality industry
  • Project management in the hotel environment

INTERNSHIP 2 AND TERM 4 (ONLINE): Senior management, performance and service culture

  • Senior hotel management: aspects and perspectives
  • Department control mechanisms
  • Hotel technology tool performance
  • Comprehensive activity: Service culture

Practical Experience

  • Terms 2 and 4: a 6-month internship (675 hours minimum) in each term
  • An integration activity at the end of the program

An alternating work-study format is the foundation of the ASIHM program. Students are encouraged to complete their internships at renowned hotels in Canada and overseas (obtaining a visa could be necessary). They conduct their own research, taking into account their objectives and place of origin, to find an internship with a hotel chain that will help them get the most out of the experience. To help optimize the personalized internship experience based on the students’ objectives and their acquired knowledge and skills, the ITHQ accompanies them throughout the process.

The search for internships is facilitated in part by the ITHQ Hotel Partnership Program and the ITHQ's many collaborators. This means that outstanding students may complete their internships with major hotel chains such as Relais & Châteaux, Sofitel Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. On completion of their training, those who have proven themselves in the work environment will also be well positioned to gain admission to the management training programs of these major hotels and pursue their careers there.

To obtain a diploma in any of our regular programs, students must complete internships under established rules. Internship offers and locations may be limited by particular aspects of a student's situation (health condition, family situation, criminal record, etc.) known at the time of registration, but in no case may such conditions be used to justify a waiver of the rules for internships, which must be completed as provided for under the program.

Note :

  • Internships carried out in Canada are always remunerated.

Continue your studies

Thanks to agreements with the Escuela Universitaria de Hotelería y Turismo de Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL) near Barcelona, Spain, you can continue on and do your graduate studies in Europe after getting your ASIHM diploma. EUHT StPol admissions and diploma requirements apply. For more information, please contact us.

Dress Code

Students are required to wear the classic attire (French only) of the ITHQ at all times. All students must adhere to certain basic professional image rules.

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