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Tourism in High School

tourism1112Tourism 11 and Tourism 12 are academic elective courses offered in Nova Scotia high schools that are designed for students who are interested in the Hospitality/Tourism Sector. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills in communication, problem solving, decision making, information processing, and organization, working both independently and as a team player. Completion of this course prepares students for entry-level jobs in Tourism and post secondary Tourism programs.
Included in curriculum:

  • introduction to tourism
  • effective communication
  • awareness
  • career exploration
  • travel planning
  • global Tourism
  • Tourism professional

Objectives reflect employer expectations of the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for entry-level positions in the tourism sector. This course is supported by Industry and the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council. Learning opportunities will include Super Host and job shadowing, work experience and field trips.

  • Amherst Adult High School
  • Amherst High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Auburn Drive High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Baddeck Academy (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Bridgetown Regional High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School
  • Cabot High School
  • Canso Academy
  • Cape Breton Highlands Academy
  • Central Kings Rural High School
  • Charles P Allen High School
  • Cobequid Educational Center (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Cole Harbour High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Dartmouth High School
  • Digby Regional High School
  • Drumlin Heights Consolidated High School
  • East Antigonish Education Centre-Academy
  • Eastern Shore District High School
  • Forest Heights Community School
  • Glace Bay High School
  • Hants East Rural High School
  • Holy Angels High School
  • Horton High School
  • J.L. Ilsey High School
  • Lawrencetown Education Centre
  • Lockview High School
  • Memorial High School
  • Musquodoboit Rural High School
  • New Germany Rural High School
  • North Colchester High School
  • North Nova Education Centre (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Northumerberland Regional High School
  • Oxford Regional High School
  • Park View Educational Centre
  • Parrsboro Regional High School
  • Prince Andrew High School
  • Pugwash District Regional High School
  • Rankin School of the Narrows
  • Richmond Academy
  • Riverview High School
  • Sackville High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Shelburne Regional High School
  • Sir John A. MacDonald High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • South Colchester Academy
  • Strait Area Education-Recreation Centre
  • Tri-County Regional School Board - Virtual School
  • West Kings District High School (Tourism 11 & Tourism 12)
  • Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism (CATT)

catt_textThe Academy's mission is to introduce and promote Tourism careers to students pursuing their high school diploma. The Academy offers Tourism courses, projects and activities as part of the high school curriculum (grades 10, 11 & 12) in selected schools across Canada. Information about global travel and Tourism conditions and trends complements the existing high school curriculum in Academy schools. An Industry advisory group works with the school, students and parents to enhance experiential activities and promote work placements.

Gold Level:
  • Auburn Drive High School
Level II:
  • West Kings District High School
Level I:
  • Digby Community Education Centre
  • New Germany Rural High School
  • Lockview High School
  • Cole Harbour District High School
  • Sir John A. MacDonald High School
  • Baddeck Academy
  • Cobequid Educational Centre
  • Prince Andrew High School
  • Sackville High School
  • Halifax West High School
  • Millwood High School
  • Liverpool Regional High School
  • Bridgetown Regional High School
  • Dartmouth High School
  • Forest Heights Community School
  • Oxford Regional High School
  • Pugwash District High School
  • Eastern Shore District High School
  • Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School
  • Strait Area Education–Rec Centre


Explore the opportunities in this diverse and quickly growing Industry. Get a nationally accredited "Tourism" certificate with your high school diploma. Give yourself a head start on post-secondary education and training. A great start to a career in Tourism! For more information on the CATT program please check out the following link - www.cattcanada.ca