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HT114001 Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE (Chai Wan)
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme focuses on both theory and practical training. Through simulated working environments and industrial attachment, students can acquire relevant technical competence and professional knowledge of the industry.

This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Curriculum
Semester 1:
  • Fundamental Business Studies for Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage Service Principles and Practices
  • Culinary Fundamentals and Practices
  • Information Technology Essentials – Hospitality
  • Accommodation Operations I
  • Accommodation Practices
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5)
  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement

Semester 2:
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
  • Law & Ethics for the Hospitality Industry
  • Foundation Food and Beverage Service Menu Operations
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Wine and Spirits Studies
  • Front Office Operations
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5)
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness

Semester 3:
  • Hospitality Marketing Management
  • Hospitality Function Catering Management
  • Front Office Systems and Practices
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5)
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Menu Planning and Cost Control
  • Enrichment Module
  • Elective Module* (1 out of 2)

Semester 4:
  • Hospitality Accounting and Finance
  • Food and Beverage Management Integrated Projects (Year Long Module across semester 4 & 5)
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5)
  • Food and Beverage Management Studies
  • Hotel Food and Beverage Supervisory Projects
  • Front Office Supervision
  • Accommodation Operations II
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing

Semester 5:
  • Hospitality Human Resource Operations and Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food and Beverage Management Integrated Projects (Year Long Module across semester 4 & 5)
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry (To be conducted during Semester 1-5)
  • Revenue Management in Rooms Division
  • Environmental Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

*Elective Modules:
  • Cruise Operations Management
  • Dining Arts in Practice

Industrial Attachment: Students of this programme will normally have their industrial placement at food and beverage related establishments. Relevant work may involve shift duties and may take place during evenings, weekends or holidays.

 

Career Prospects Graduates can start their careers at entry level in the hotel and catering industry. After accumulating further operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle management positions, such as Front Office Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Reservations Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Banquet Sales and Service Manager, etc.
Articulation

Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of VTC; or the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the overseas universities in collaboration with the SHAPE :

  1. BA (Hons) in Hotel Operations Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) 
  2. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK [Not applicable to Mainland students]
  3. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management# offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK [Not applicable to Mainland students]
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) of UK and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Note(s):
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
There might be changes in the course details.