Technical Institute for Tourism and Hotel Sciences (TITH)

Technical Institute for Tourism and Hotel Sciences (TITH)
  • About the program
  • Program rules
  • Program courses
  • Academic staff

Through the program of the Technical Institute for Tourism and Hotel Sciences (TITH) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, the Syrian Virtual University (SVU) aims to qualify technicians who have required basic skills in the field of tourism and hotel sciences as this certificate constitutes the first and necessary base in the applied technical qualification for a high school diploma holder whom it helps to quickly enter the labor market. The program provides the opportunity of qualifying holders of high school diploma (modern and old) be it scientific, literary, commercial, professional, hotel or any other high school diploma approved by the University Council, with the aim of developing their capabilities and enabling them to acquire professional skills required in the labor market

The program aims to achieve the following:

  1. To prepare and qualify students in accordance with their specializations in the fields of tourism management, hotel management and tourism marketing, and to provide them with advanced scientific knowledge in these fields during a relatively short qualification time period.
  2. To shape and develop the student’s scientific and technical personality by taking advantage of all the benefits offered by virtual learning and in accordance with the latest information and international standards, whereby students anywhere can continue their studies.
  3. To develop the student’s social and professional status through a certificate that allows them to get better job opportunities and an opportunity to apply to the specialized promotion programs at the SVU to obtain a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hotel management, if he/she achieves in the institute the graduation rate approved by the councils regarding the terms of differentiation.

The institute includes three specializations: tourism management, hotel management and tourism marketing. Having completed the study, the student is awarded a technical diploma in tourism and hotel sciences and the specialty they studied.

Learning Outcomes

The following are the educational outcomes of the TITH program:

One of the most important qualities that a tourism and hotel management graduate should have is the ability to:

• understand and gain knowledge:

Upon obtaining the certificate, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in:

First: Tourism Management:

  1. To learn about the principles, functions and entries to tourism management.
  2. To recognize the importance of tourism management in modern organizations.
  3. To acquire a knowledge base in tourism management.
  4. To identify the historical eras, places and tourist attractions.
  5. To closely examine the work of travel and tourism companies.

Second: Hotel Management:

  1. To learn about the principles and functions of hotel management.
  2. To be familiar with the services provided at a hotel.

Third: Tourism Marketing:

  1. To learn about tourism marketing jobs.
  2. To understand customer communication techniques and service promotion techniques.
  3. To understand customer needs and desires.
  4. To learn about the historical eras, places and tourist attractions.
  5. To have first-hand knowledge of the work of tourism and travel companies and hotels.

• Mental skills:

First: Tourism Management:

  1. Understanding how to analyze and design tasks to achieve the organization's goals.
  2. Being able to deal effectively with the public.
  3. Understanding managerial activities and tasks.
  4. Understanding tourism companies and travel agencies work.

Second: Hotel Management:

  1. The ability to provide reception and management services in hotels.
  2. The ability to offer catering service, hospitality service, customer service and customer communication.

Third: Tourism Marketing:

  1. Understanding how to develop marketing plans that serve business objectives.
  2. Understanding customer communication techniques and service promotion techniques.
  3. Understanding and translating customer needs and desires into adequate services and marketing options.

• Professional and Practical Skills:

Upon obtaining the certificate, the student will be able to demonstrate professional and practical skills in:

First: Tourism Management:

  1. Assisting in business analysis and design in order to achieve the objectives of the organization.
  2. Assisting in the efficient implementation of functions and activities.
  3. Assisting in the follow-up of action and decision making to ensure the effective achievement.

 

Second: Hotel Management:

  1. Providing reception services and hotel room supervision.
  2. Providing catering and hospitality services.

Third: Tourism Marketing:

  1. To assist in the application of marketing functions.
  2. To assist in the development of marketing plans that serve business objectives and the follow-up of implementation.
  3. To analyze, understand and translate customer needs and desires into adequate services.

• General and transferable skills:

  1. The ability to effectively work within a team.
  2. Demonstration of personal commitment and responsibility in carrying out work according to the professional standards and ethics.
  3. Acquisition of positive values in practice, such as honesty, integrity, credibility, justice and equality.
  4. Self-management, individual initiative and personal motivation capacity.
  5. The ability to communicate, influence, get ideas and results across by presenting them with appropriate means.
  6. The ability to interact positively with others regardless of different personalities and diverse areas of work.
  7. Self-awareness, cultural openness, acceptance of others and adaptation to others.
  8. Self-learning and continuous professional development.

Courses list: 

Theoretical courses are taught through the Syrian Virtual University system, and practical courses are taught at training centers and technical institutes for tourism and hotel sciences affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism.

First - General Courses Block:

Code

Course Name(EN)

 Course Name(AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

GMA401

Introduction to Statistics

مدخل إلى الإحصاء

-

-

24

24

24

24

96

4

4

GBS301

Virtual Learning Systems

أنظمة التعلم الافتراضي

-

-

24

18

24

12

78

4

3

BMN401

Introduction to Management

مدخل إلى الإدارة

-

-

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

BAC401

Introduction to Accounting

مدخل إلى المحاسبة

BMN401

Introduction to Accounting

24

24

24

24

96

4

4

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

مدخل إلى التسويق

BMN401

Introduction to Accounting

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

GBS302

Computer Skills

مهارات الحاسوب

-

-

24

24

24

18

90

4

3

GBS401

Communication Skills

مهارات التواصل

-

-

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

GBS303

Entering Labor Market Skills

مهارات الدخول إلى سوق العمل

-

-

18

12

18

6

50

2

3

BMK502

Customer Behavior

سلوك العملاء

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

Eng1

English Level 1

اللغة الإنكليزية مستوى (1)

-

-

18

24

18

12

72

3

3

Code

Course Name (EN)

 Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

Eng2

English Level2

اللغة الإنكليزية مستوى (2)

Eng1

English level (1)

18

24

18

12

72

3

3

Eng3

English Level3

اللغة الإنكليزية مستوى (3)

Eng2

English level (2)

18

24

18

12

72

3

4

 

Second - Core Courses Block:

Code

Course Name (EN)

 Course Name (AR)

Prerequisites  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

TGT402

The Syrian Culture1

الحضارة السورية (1)

-

-

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

TGT403

The Syrian Culture2

الحضارة السورية (2)

TGT402

The Syrian Culture1

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

مدخل إلى الإدارة الفندقية

TGT401

Introduction to Tourism

24

18

48

18

108

5

4

TGT401

Introduction to Tourism

مدخل إلى السياحة

-

-

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

TGT404

Syrian Intangible Heritage

التراث اللامادي السوري

TGT401

Introduction to Tourism

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

BMN601

Tourism Services Quality

جودة الخدمات السياحية

TGT401، BMK401

Introduction to Tourism,  Introduction to Marketing

24

18

36

18

96

5

6

Code

Course Name (EN)

 Course Name (AR)

Prerequisites  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

GLL401

Legislations in Tourism & Hotels

تشريعات سياحية وفندقية

TGT401، BMN401

Introduction to Tourism,  Introduction to Management

24

18

36

18

96

4

5

BMK503

Sales Management in Tourism Establishments

إدارة المبيعات في المنشآت السياحية

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

BMN502

Health and Safety in Work Environment

الصحة والسلامة المهنية

TGT401، BMN401

Introduction to Tourism,  Introduction to Management

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

 

Third - Tourism Management Courses Block:

Code

Course Name (EN)

 Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

TTM501

Cultural Tourism

السياحة الثقافية

TGT404، TGT405

Syrian Intangible Heritage, Archaeological Tourist sites

24

18

36

18

96

4

5

TTM502

Syrian Tourism Geography

جغرافية سورية السياحية

TGT404

Syrian Intangible Heritage

24

18

36

18

96

4

5

TTM601

Tourism Companies & Travel Agencies Management

إدارة شركات السياحة ومكاتب السفر

 TGT401, BMK401

Introduction to Tourism,  Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

6

Code

Course Name (EN)

  Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

TTM602

Airlines Services Management

إدارة خدمات شركات الطيران

 TGT401, BMK401

 Introduction to Tourism,  Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

6

TTM604

Tours in Tourism Companies & Travel Agencies (practical course)

جولات في شركات السياحة ومكاتب السفر (عملي)

TTM601

Management of Tourism Companies and Travel Agencies

12

24

24

18

78

4

6

TTM603

Tour Guide Techniques

تقنيات الدليل السياحي

 TGT501, GBS401, BMK502

Archaeological Tourism Sites, Communication Skills, Customer Behavior

24

18

48

18

108

5

6

TGT405

Tourism Archeological Sites

المواقع السياحية الأثرية

TGT401, TGT403

Introduction to Tourism, The Syrian Culture (2)

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

TTM606

Computer Applications for  Tourism Companies & Travel Agencies (practical course)

تطبيقات حاسوبية في شركات السياحة ومكاتب السفر(عملي)

GBS302, TTM601, TTM602

Computer Skills, Management of Tourism Companies and Travel Agencies, Management of Airline Services

24

24

36

24

108

5

6

Fourth - Hotel Management Courses Block:

Code

Course Name (EN)

  Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

THM501

Operational Processes in Food Production

العمليات التشغيلية في إنتاج الطعام

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

30

24

54

24

132

6

5

THM504

Operational Processes in Food Production (practical course1)

العمليات التشغيلية في إنتاج الطعام(عملي1)

THM501

Operational Processes in Food Production

12

24

24

24

84

4

5

THM503

Operational Processes in Food Service

العمليات التشغيلية في خدمة الطعام

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

30

24

54

24

132

6

5

THM506

Operational Processes in Food Service (practical course1)

العمليات التشغيلية في خدمة الطعام (عملي1)

THM503

Operational Processes in Food Production

12

24

24

24

84

4

5

THM502

 Housekeeping Supervision

إدارة الإشراف الداخلي

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

THM505

Front Office Operations

عمليات مكاتب  أمامية

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

THM603

Front Office Operations and  Housekeeping Supervision   (practical course)

عمليات مكاتب أمامية وإدارة الاشراف الداخلي (عملي)

THM505, THM502

Front Office Operations and  Housekeeping Supervision 

12

24

24

18

78

4

6

Code

Course Name (EN)

  Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

THM507

Purchasing & Store Management

إدارة المشتريات والمخازن

TGT406

Introduction to Hotel Management

24

18

36

18

96

4

5

THM604

Computer Applications in Hotel Establishments (practical course)

تطبيقات حاسوبية في المنشآت الفندقية (عملي)

THM505، GBS302

Computer Skills, Front Office Operations

24

24

36

24

108

5

6

Fifth- Tourism Marketing Courses Block:

Code

Course Name (EN)

  Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

TMK501

Tourism Companies & Travel Agencies

شركات السياحة ومكاتب السفر

TGT401، BMK401

Introduction to Tourism, Introduction to Marketing

24

18

36

18

96

4

5

TMK504

Tourism Marketing Communications

الاتصالات التسويقية السياحية

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

TMK502

Pricing in Tourism

التسعير السياحي

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

TMK505

Development Strategies for Tourism Product

استراتيجيات تطوير المنتج السياحي

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

Code

Course Name (EN)

  Course Name (AR)

Prerequisite  Codes

Prerequisites Names

CHTC

CHPC

WLTC

WLPC

THC

CRDC

Level

TMK503

Distribution in Tourism

التوزيع السياحي

BMK401

Introduction to Marketing

24

18

48

18

108

5

5

TMK604

Tours in Tourism Companies & Travel Agencies (practical course)

جولات في شركات السياحة ومكاتب السفر (عملي)

TMK501، BMK502

Tourism Companies and Travel Agencies

12

24

24

18

78

4

6

TMK602

Tours in Hotels (practical course)

جولات في الفنادق(عملي)

TGT406، BMK502

Introduction to Marketing, Customer Behavior

12

24

24

18

78

4

6

TGT405

Tourism Archeological Sites

المواقع السياحية الأثرية

TGT401، TGT403

Introduction to Tourism,  The Syrian Culture (2)

24

18

36

18

96

4

4

TMK606

Tourism Tours (practical course)

الجولات السياحية (عملي)

TGT405، BMK502

Archaeological Sites, Customer Behavior

12

24

24

18

78

4

6

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