Diploma in Tourism and Entrepreneurship : HELP CAT

Diploma in Tourism and Entrepreneurship

Nouveau Carignan

Tourism is a phenomenal growth industry throughout the world, reflecting the rise in living standards and an awareness of the importance of touring and travelling for pleasure, recreation and relaxation. The travel and hospitality industry accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP and 10% of global employment levels. It is a major source of foreign exchange earnings and employment.

The Diploma in Tourism Entrepreneurship is designed tonurture students to identify business, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industries. It provides them with the foundation, skills and knowledge to identify, design, market and manage tourism operations with profit and effciency, in fulfilment of the global demand to discover exciting and exotic holiday destinations and locations.

  • Programme Name : Diploma in Tourism and Entrepreneurship
    N/812/4/0183 / MQA/PA 8914
    Duration of Study : 2 years and a 4-month internship
    Intakes : January, April, August
    Study Mode : Full Time
    Assessment : Coursework
    Awarding Institution : HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT)

    • A unique approach to teaching and learning of Tourism and Entrepreneurship
    • Prepares highly adaptable students for the fast-changing trends in the tourism industry
    • Highly experienced faculty with proven industrial, professional and teaching track records
    • A total of 60% practical learning + 40% management know-how = highly capable and employable graduates
    • Small classes for a better learning environment (practical classes 1:12 and theory classes 1:25)

  • A modular method of teaching and learning is adopted for subjects requiring the acquisition of skills, examples being a preparation of cuisine and pastry, and restaurant and bar operations. For each practical subject, students will learn the techniques in a laboratory setting, followed by an opportunity to improve their effectiveness and efficiency before applying them in actual food-service settings in the Centre. This approach is more effective and efficient than the traditional class teaching as it allows for an optimal focus on techniques, sufficient practice on the part of students and immediate feedback from customers.

    With a lecturer-student ratio of 1:12 for practical work, and 1:25 in theory classes, our lecturers are able to pay close attention to each individual student, giving timely feedback and facilitation in the acquisition and mastery of fundamental knowledge, efficient skills, and professional attitudes.

  • Below are the entry requirements for Diploma in Tourism and Entrepreneurship :

    • SPM/UEC/O-Levels
      • Minimum of 3 credits with a pass in BM and History or their equivalent
    • IELTS for International Students
      • 4.0

  • Year 1
    Introduction to Tourism and Travel Industry
    English Language Proficiency for tourism
    Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Komunikasi 2
    Fundamentals of Tourism Entrepreneurship 1
    Tourism Geography
    Introduction to MICE
    Principles of Tourism
    Tourism Business Etiquette and Communication Skills
    Introduction to Entrepreneurial Behaviour (MPU)
    Tour Planning and Design
    Fundamentals of TOur Guiding Skills
    Technology for the Tourism Industry
    Computer Reservation System
    Travel and Tour Operations
    Comparative Religion ( MPU )
    Year 2
    Global Tourism
    Cultural and Heritage
    Community Service ( MPU )
    Tourism & Hospitality Business Law
    Introduction to Events Management as Tourism Event
    Principles of Micro Economics for Tourism
    Human Relations and Supervision in Tourism
    French Language Beginners Course
    PRinciples of Macro Economics for the TOurism Industry
    Customer Service in Tourism Entrepreneurship
    Tourism Marketing
    Tourism Project
    Mathematics in Tourism
    Industrial Training (4 months)