Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management is designed to offer opportunities to those wishing to have a career in the hotel and hospitality industry as well as those in the industry who would like to further their professional and personal development. It also seeks to instill an entrepreneurial culture to those wishing to exploit opportunities offered by the industry as entrepreneurs.
During the first year, students go through all areas of hotel operations (such as Food and Beverage Production and Service, Front office Operations and Housekeeping and Laundry) theoretically and practically enabling them to carry out duties in the operational departments. In the second year, students learn on the Management aspects of a hospitality establishment exposing them to approaches in supervising and managing hospitality establishments.
To enhance their skills and get a chance to put into practice what they have learnt, the students undertake a three month industrial attachment at the end of the 2nd year.
The course also seeks to impart research skills through a research project where students research on issues that affect the hotel industry.
The programme emphasizes practical work, in-house training and internship among others in developing highly qualified Hotel and Restaurant professionals.
The diploma program will run for FOUR (4) semesters after which students will proceed on industrial attachment during the fifth semester. Upon successful completion of the five semesters, a student will be awarded a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management after graduation at WCK – CTTR.
To be admitted into the diploma course, the applicant must fulfill academic requirements as prescribed, including:
- KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) or its equivalent, or
- Completed and passed Certificate in Catering Operations course, or
- Any other recognized qualification.