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Recreation and Tourism Management

Recreation and Tourism Management is a diploma program for those who want a career in culture, sport, recreation and/or tourism – some of the fastest growing industries in Saskatchewan and around the world. Your studies will focus on core recreation and tourism management skills, providing the expertise and knowledge development you will need to succeed. Develop essential skills and gain hands-on training and experience in the principles of business management, leadership skills, program planning, inclusive leisure, community and economic development and cultural foundations. You will also develop communication, business and computer skills. The program includes a fall and winter camp where you apply theory in practical situations and develop your cultural, environmental and outdoor skills.

Selected courses for this program are available through distance learning. The program is available full-time at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon with the next intake occurring in the fall of 2013. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Business Planning (BUS 200)

You will be introduced to the components of a comprehensive and well thought out business plan. You will examine the components of a business plan, business legal structures, finance, costing and pricing.

Prerequisites: Feasibility Studies


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Community and Economic Development (RT 289)

The course provides an introduction to the concept, history, importance and models of community and economic development. You will explore the rationale for having community and economic development as a part of the process in the recreation and tourism profession. You will also examine the roles and responsibilities of staff working in a community and economic development capacity.

Video recorder required for one assignment.

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Community Tourism Management (TOUR 287)

Your will receive the information required to function effectively in a regional tourism setting. You will learn about tourism regions and how to promote tourism development.

Video recorder required for one assignment.

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Feasibility Studies (RT 201)

You will be introduced to the feasibility stage of planning for the development of recreation facilities. The course content includes what a feasibility study is, why a study is undertaken, the sequence of steps that a study follows, how the study should be presented in both written and oral form and how terms of reference are set up. The course also provides guidance on how information is analyzed and on how recommendations are developed.

Prerequisites: Managerial Accounting, and Introduction to Microeconomics (RT 191)


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Group Tours and Guiding (TOUR 285)

The course provides an introduction to group tour operations. The course content includes tour product development and design, itinerary design, tour costing and quotations, promotion and environmental safety considerations for the customer and the supplier.

Video recorder required for one assignment.

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Introduction to Desktop Publishing (COAP 171)

Your studies will introduce you to basic skills in the use of desktop publishing software for designing, editing and delivering different documents. You will learn the fundamentals of design for simple desktop publishing.

Fee: $193
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CRN: 03-752March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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Introduction to Management (182) (ADMN 182)

You will receive an introduction to management concepts, processes and techniques. You will focus on the components of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling). You will have the opportunity to apply theory in a practical simulation.

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel I (COMP 174)

You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

Up-to-date Windows computer and browser with Microsoft Access (2007 or 2010 version) required



Fee: $193
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CRN: 03-38March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (COMP 179)

You will receive instruction and practice in creating, modifying and delivering a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will enhance the presentation by adding charts, tables, visual elements, multimedia, transition effects and animations. You will study how to present, distribute and customize presentations.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-44March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Leadership and Group Dynamics (LEAD 180)

Leadership and Group Dynamics is a foundation course. The course introduces you to the theory of leadership and focuses on group processes and the practical application of leadership techniques (including conducting meetings, doing presentations and leading discussions).

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Program Planning (RT 185)

Your studies will focus on understanding concepts, theories, philosophies and benefits associated with recreation and tourism services. You will review and discuss the strategies used to deliver tourism and leisure services in communities. You will receive a comprehensive overview of the steps for planning and strategic development.

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Sports Management (PE 282)

Your studies will focus on the sport delivery system. You will discuss the impact and benefits of sport and address topical issues of moral reasoning, ethics, racism, abuse, equity, screening and others in sport.

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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