Hotel Management Courses (DEC) | LaSalle College Montréal

DEC in Hotel Management Technique

DEC | 430.A0
DEC | 430.A0 | DEC in Hotel Management Technique

Our high-quality program focused on practice in a real-life environment gives students greater flexibility on the job market with a step ahead.

The Hotel Management Technique program teachers provide students with all the keys to success:

  • Essential knowledge
  • Know-how based on the highest standards of service and hospitality
  • Know-how in a local and international context

Choose an engaging career in Canada or abroad with select employers thanks to this program that is unique in Québec! The common study course enables students on DEC programs at the International School of Hotel Management & Tourism to acquire knowledge in hospitality, tourism and the restaurant business.

From Fall 2020, Hotel Management Technique students will have the option to divide their time between the College and an employer establishment to receive practical, concrete and paid field training. LaSalle College’s Work-Integrated Learning – Remunerated option is unique in Montréal.

This DEC also offers practical experience through service and supervision classes in our restaurant-school La Classe, at several major events and conferences, and on courses and professional visits. This enables our students to be versatile and form ties with people in the industry.

The program is internationally recognized and provided in French, English and as a bilingual option.

Program availability

La Classe Restaurant

Open to public, La Classe is LaSalle College's International School of Hotel Management & Tourism teaching restaurant.

Tourism and Hospitality Trade Show

This event enables graduates of the International School of Hotel Management & Tourism to present their final projects to members of the industry.

Bilingual Option

Expand your horizons by following between 25 and 40 % of your classes in the second language.


  • At the Montréal campus, on a set schedule.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) - On-campus (only in French)

  • Training combining on-campus (on-site) and practical workplace courses.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) - Remote (only in French)

  • Training combining live remote (synchronous) courses and practical workplace courses.

Enhance your entrepreneurial qualities and skills and learn to: manage reservations and welcome guests, manage human and material resources and plan strategies for promoting hotels.

This program leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC).

  • Supervisors of hospitality services
  • Banquet and conference services coordinator
  • Marketing, human resources, and hotel operations coordinator

Have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES)


Have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV


Have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the College.

  • Profession and organisation in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry (90 h)
  • Customer oriented approach in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry (60 h)
  • IT: research methodology and information sources in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry (45 h)
  • Health and safety in the workplace (45 h)
  • Culinary culture and trends (60 h)
  • Front desk techniques (90 h)
  • Principles of communication marketing in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry (60 h)
  • Tourism, hotel and restaurant industry accounting (60 h)
  • Food and beverage service I (75 h)
  • Wine stewarding (45 h)
  • Housekeeping techniques (45 h)
  • Human ressources in the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry (75 h)
  • Sales Techniques in the Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Industry (60 h)
  • Bar operation techniques (45 h)
  • Management Software - Restaurant (60 h)
  • Food and beverage service II (90 h)
  • Front desk supervision (60 h)
  • Food & beverage supervision (60 h)
  • Supply management (60 h)
  • Night audit (60 h)
  • Sales and promotion management (45 h)
  • Management strategies (60 h)
  • Community management - second language (60 h)
  • Hotel and food service law (45 h)
  • Control of Restaurant Operations (75 h)
  • Revenue management (60 h)
  • Banquet and convention management (60 h)
  • Final project (135 h)
  • Internship (240 h)
  • Design and Technical Maintenance (60 h)
  • Front desk management (45 h)
  • Housekeeping management (60 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • 3 Physical Education courses (90 h)
  • 3 Humanities courses (150 h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240 h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90 h)
  • 2 complementary courses (90 h)

Get work experience and the salary you deserve for your DEC program!

  • Receive practical, paid field training throughout your entire academic track
  • Choose a dynamic and concrete approach, dividing your learning between the campus and prestigious hotel employers
  • Consolidate and validate your skills in real-life situations
  • Acquire experience that will soon be recognized

Work experience is recognized and in high demand by employers. The Work-Study Program (WSP) is an educational model that allows you to undertake two paid internships during your studies to gain work experience related to your field of study. Please consult the Work-Study Program section for more details. Not available to students who begin in the Winter semester.

The use of a laptop computer is mandatory (learn more). Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers.

The following features are required for PCs or Macs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum
  • Connectivity: WI-FI and LAN
  • Ports: Minimum of one USB 3.0 port

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Office Suite for Windows or Mac (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

This training is offered in English, in French or as a bilingual option. Please consult the Bilingual options section for more details.