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DCS Techniques de tourisme – 414.A0

ITHQ Signature program

Techniques de tourisme

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Are you passionate about travelling, discovering new cultures, living experiences and sharing them with others? You could certainly find your happiness in tourism management. Thanks to this training course, you will get all the skills you need to find your place in this innovative, dynamic and growing sector.


Mid-January to March 1

Course start date



3 years full time





Language of instruction


Compulsory internships



Diploma of College Studies (DCS)


This program focussed on the development of tourism experiences will help you become a versatile professional with a thorough understanding of all industry sectors and the ability to develop, manage and deliver high quality tourist products in Québec as well as internationally.

Program key elements

  • Hands-on training that will lead you to develop a thorough understanding of all sectors of the tourism industry
  • Three internships, including one in English immersion in Canada 
  • Action learning in the ITHQ’s travel agency and hotel
  • Educational trips
  • English enrichment and 3rd language courses 
  • Experienced and passionate instructors

For a more human, sustainable and smart tourism

What you will learn
Discover, inspire, innovate

  • Development and promotion of tourism products and services
  • Exploitation of a location or a tourist attraction to ensure its profitability
  • Eco-conscious tourism concepts
  • General culture
  • Discovery of the tourism industry in Québec and Canada
  • Major national and international trends in tourism

Program structure and courses

Duration and schedule

  • Program starting every year in the fall 
  • Spread over 3 years old on a full-time basis (6 course sessions and 2 summer internships)
  • Includes a total of 3 325 hours, including 2 310 hours of coursework and 1 015 hours of compulsory internships
  • Daytime classes
  • Educational outings and practical applications taking place according to variable schedules (day or evening)

  • Schedule, dates and course order are subject to change.
  • The ITHQ reserves the right to cancel a course or program if there are insufficient registrations to justify its offering. In such cases, program and registration fees will be refunded in full.

Hands-on experience

Compulsory internships:

  • 3-month paid summer internship (390 h) in customer service, in Québec, Canada or abroad, subject to obtaining the required visa
  • 4-month paid summer internship (415 h) in English immersion outside Québec
  • 6-week unpaid end-of-program internship (210 h) in a tourism business

    Practical applications:

    • Throughout the training course: practical applications in the travel agency, the hotel concierge service, event coordination, restaurant service, etc.
    • Development of a tourism project in collaboration with a Québec tourism business (165 h)

      Internships are compulsory to obtain the ITHQ Signature certificate.

      Internship partners


      • Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) in Techniques de tourisme from the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur
      • ITHQ Signature certificate in Techniques de tourisme

      All students are required to follow certain basic rules regarding professional image.

      Articulation agreement

      If you have a DCS from the ITHQ, you can access the Applied Bachelor in Hospitality and Hotel Management or the Baccalauréat en gestion du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie ITHQ-ESG UQAM and get your university degree in 2 years instead of 3

      To benefit from this agreement, you must have a minimum R-score cut-off of 26 and meet all program admission requirements.


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