Course description of Certificate in Tourism Studies
Tourism study is related to the study of tourism management, tourism development and marketing, transportation and hotel management. The course is one year full time program and is designed to prepare students to become professionals in the areas or tourism sectors. The study covers all the aspects related to tourism, resort planning, ecology and food services to tourists. The program equips students to be competent guides and learn the ecological importance of cultural heritage of the places. The students are exposed to understanding about effects of tourism services and analyse the relationships between the tourists and tourism services. The program imparts knowledge to students in creating awareness of tourism and provides basic training in operational tourism.
The students who have completed 10+2 course from a recognized state board are eligible. The students should have interest in pursuing the course and possess good communication skills.
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Certification is a short term course which is a valid option for those who are not ale to pursue long term degree courses. Certification can be in done in most of the streams and candidates can have a good job afterwards depending upon their skills and knowledge.
The field of Certification Tourism Studies (many times addressed as CTS) is completely related to study about Tourism. Candidates learn about parks, recreational sports industries, hospitality and tourism management. The course being fully theoretical, it can be pursued as regular one, through distance learning mode or even online.
Candidates who have qualified their 12th examinations with at least 50% marks from a recognized board are eligible for this course. Some institutes may not have any restriction of qualifying marks and may accept all 12th passed candidates.
This course is available for candidates from all the streams.
There is no age bar and it can be pursued at any age as per the requirement and suitability.
Additional Description of Certificate in Tourism Studies
The program aims at providing knowledge about varied aspects of tourism to students. The course is designed to provide employment to individuals to generate more revenue in tourism sectors. With rapid lifestyle changes and increased tourism, the need for trained tourist operators are in huge demand for tourism services. The qualified professionals get to visit various places across the globe. They learn about the intercultural differences, ecological environment, cultural and heritage settings of the places. Training provides the aspects of tourists care taking and hospitality and career prospects for qualified students in areas of tourism and related sectors.
The study subjects covers accounting, communication skills, cultural history of places, tourism law and policy, tourism marketing and human resource management. The program imparts knowledge in hospitality management, tourism planning and in its execution. Training provides opportunities to explore the areas of deign travel plans, menu planning, loading and boarding facilities, transportation, visiting paces, guide services, geographical location study, finance and marketing.
The jobs are available in plenty in varied sectors such as hospitality, airlines and cruise lines, custom services, food industry, resorts, tourism departments in government and private sectors, hotels, transportation sectors, travel agencies. There are job opportunities in the country and abroad. One can choose to become self employed and be an entrepreneur. The job profiles includes tourist guide, counter assistant, tour operator manager, travel executive, transport officer, lobby manager, information assistant, travel consultant, ticketing assistant, travel agent, visa executing firms, tourist information officer.
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Admissions procedures are very simple for most of the institutes which includes submission of application form enclosed with all other required documents and application fee. Admissions are mostly direct on merit basis but candidates are advised to read the prospectus carefully before submitting the admission form just to check the eligibility criteria.
The duration of course varies from 6 months to 2 years depending upon the institute and mode of course you select. If it is regular, the duration will be lesser and if it is through correspondence it will be longer.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, higher study is advised to the candidates to have better job options. They can pursue regular bachelor degree in tourism related subjects like Bachelor of Tourism Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Travel and tourism, etc. After that, post graduation can also be pursued in same of related field. Management courses are again a good option for these candidates.
The course includes study about different regional languages, tourism development, Indian culture, etc. Candidates also learn about ecology, environment and management in tourism.
These candidates can work in hotels, restaurants, airlines, railways, zoos, national parks, historical places, etc. They can become Immigration consultant, reservations executive, tour operator, ticketing assistant, tourist guide, tourism department employee, information Assistant, etc depending upon their qualification.
C.T.S. Admissions for 2021 - 2022 Academic Year
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