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Ortaca Vocational School Programme of Tourist Guidance

Qualification Awarded

Students who complete the Tourist Guidance program successfully gain associate degree.

Specific Admission Requirements

It is imperative that the students who will be admitted to the program are required to enter the country-wide examination regarding student admission in higher education. This exam is held once a year and organized by ÖSYM (Measuring, Selection and Placement Center). In this exam, student must earn enough points to be placed in the program from the relevant point type.

Qualification Requirements

Students are entitled for graduation upon taking a total of 120 ECTS over four semesters, with 30 ECTS each semester and having a grade-point average of at least 2.00 over 4.00-point system.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The students who enrolled in higher education institutions have the right to demand the recognition of their previously completed studies in different universities. In order for newly enrolled students to have their previous studies recognized, they are required to apply to the relevant department with the transcript and course content from previous studies during the first week of registration year.

History

Our school, having been founded by the decision of Higher Education Council, dated 25.01.1994, started education with 38 students in Tourism and Hotel Management and Greenhouse Cultivation programs in an apartment building by having the great supports of the institutions and the philanthropists in Ortaca county, in 1994-1995 academic year. In 1999, Tourism and Travel Services daytime education program began to accept students. In the year 2000, same program’s evening education started to accept students. Since the 2012-2013 academic year, Tourist Guidance daytime education program started to accept students.

Profile of the Programme

Tourist Guidance Program of Ortaca Vocational School, that is established in a location that is neighboring important tourism centers such as Fethiye, Marmaris, Sarıgerme, and Dalyan, aims to train tourist guides that has professional knowledge and skills required by tourism sector. Program students take educations in social fields such as communication, ethics, marketing besides the courses that will increase their professional knowledge and skills. Students, that take theoretical education in general terms in the extent of curriculum, improve their applied knowledge and skills by participating in application trips arranged by the Ministry and trade chambers. In addition, our instructors provide guidance in the stepping of our students in the sector. Thanks to our school’s close relationships with the sector representatives, it is ensured that our students are introduced to the sector representatives.

Program Outcomes

1- 1. Students acquire and use theoretical and practical knowledge by prioritizing the scientific approach supported by the textbooks including up-to-date information, application tools and other resources in the field of tourist guidance.
2- Students use the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of tourist guidance.
3- Students interpret and evaluate the phenomena and events by using skills and knowledge gained in the field of tourist guidance; they identify and analyze problems and to bring solution suggestions to them.
4- Students evaluate the knowledge and skills gained in the field of tourist guidance, with a critical approach.
5- Students have the ability to examine and conceptualize the phenomena and events related to the field of tourist guidance with scientific methods and techniques.
6- Students take responsibility, as an individual or a team member, to bring solutions to the complex and unforeseen problems encountered in the applications related to the field of tourist guidance.
7- Students gain the awareness about life-time learning, and improve their professional knowledge and skills.
8- Students inform relevant persons and institutions about the topics related to the field of tourist guidance, and they express their thoughts and solution suggestions regarding the problems in written and oral form.
9- Students acquire knowledge about human health and environmental awareness issues related to the field of tourist guidance and use this accumulation of knowledge for the benefit of society.
10- Students become sensitive to universal and social values. They become individuals who look after the interests of their country, search, produce and have sense of responsibility in ethic and professional matters.
11- Students follow the knowledge in the field by using at least one foreign language at the level of European Language Portfolio B1 and to communicate with the colleagues.
12- Students use information and communication technologies together with computer software at Advanced Level of European Computer Driving Licence.
13- Students know and apply legal regulations and professional standards related to tourist guidance and the field of tourism.
14- Students gain detailed knowledge about geography of world and Turkey.
15- Students acquire knowledge about basic concepts, theories, principles, and facts in the fields of business, economics, marketing, and human resources.
16- Students gain detailed knowledge about the culture, history, religion and art of the civilizations that lived in Turkey, interpret and establish connections between them.
17- Students gain knowledge about the concept of cultural heritage. They learn Turkey’s cultural values, problems and relates them to the current events.

Exam Regulations & Assesment & Grading

Students have to participate in activities that are available in measurements and evaluation systems, such as applications, projects, workshops, and homework. Attendance is compulsory to minimum 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of the applied courses and laboratory studies. Students who do not fulfill the attendance obligation, are not entitled to take the final exams. In theoretical courses, students have to repeat the relevant course until they fulfill the attendance obligation. Exams are generally held in written form. However, lecturer may decide to hold an oral exam, as well. The exams of a course are held by the lecturer who gives that course. For each course two exams are scheduled, at least one mid-term and one final exam. Each exam’s contribution levels to the success grade are defined by the lecturer who gives that course.

Graduation Requirements

Students are entitled for graduation upon taking a total of 120 ECTS over four semesters, with 30 ECTS each semester and having a grade-point average of at least 2.00 over 4.00-point system.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of tourist guidance program are entitled to have tourist guidance certificate as local or country-wide tourist guides, depending on the scope of the trip, after participating in the application trips organized by the tourist guide chambers, and taking 75 points from YDS, foreign language proficiency test, in at least one foreign language. Tourist guides have the chance to work as freelancers or employed by a travel agency in the sector. Program graduates also have employment opportunities in other tourism establishments, particularly in accommodation and travel businesses. Program graduates also have employment opportunities in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism through KPSS (public personnel selection examination)

Access to Further Studies

Candidates who successfully complete associate degree program are entitled to take undergraduate education upon taking sufficient points in the relevant point type in Vertical Transfer Examination(DGS), that is held by ÖSYM (Measuring, Selection and Placement Center). In DGS, the graduates of this program can choose programs such as Tourism Management, Travel Management, Tourist Guidance and Travel Management and Business.

Mode of Study

Programme Director

Asist Prof.Dr. Ali TÜRKER

ECTS Coordinator

Asist Prof.Dr. Ali TÜRKER

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
ATB1801 ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY I Required 2 0 2
TDB1801 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Required 2 0 2
TOİ1801 GENERAL TOURISM Required 3 0 4
TRP1001 ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES I Required 2 0 3
TRP1003 ARCHEOLOGY I Required 2 0 3
TRP1005 MYTHOLOGY I Required 2 0 3
TRP1007 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE I (ENGLISH) Required 4 2 8
TRP1009 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE I (GERMAN) Required 4 2 8
TRP1011 Required 4 2 8
       
1. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
ATB1802 ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY II Required 2 0 2
TDB1802 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Required 2 0 2
TOİ1810 TOURISM LEGISLATION Required 2 0 3
TRP1002 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE II (ENGLISH) Required 4 2 8
TRP1004 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE II (GERMAN) Required 4 2 8
TRP1006 Required 4 2 8
TRP1008 ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES II Required 2 0 3
TRP1010 Required 2 0 3
TRP1012 Required 2 0 3
TRP1014 TOUR OPERATING AND TRAVEL AGENCY Required 3 0 4
       
2. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
BRY2803 PROTOCOL AND SOCIAL RULES OF CONDUCT Elective 2 0 3
RTV2801 COMMUNICATION Elective 2 0 3
SGP2811 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Elective 2 0 3
TOİ2811 FRONT OFFICE SERVICES Elective 2 0 3
TRP2001 TURKEY TOURISM GEOGRAPHY Required 2 0 3
TRP2003 Required 2 0 3
TRP2005 HISTORY OF RELIGIONS Required 2 0 3
TRP2007 Required 2 0 3
TRP2009 Required 2 2 5
TRP2011 Required 2 2 5
TRP2013 Required 2 2 5
TRP2501 ECONOMY OF TOURISM Elective 3 0 4
TRP2503 Elective 3 0 4
       
2. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
PZR2834 MARKETING OF TOURISM Elective 3 0 3
SGP2802 FIRST AID Elective 2 0 3
TRP2002 Required 1 1 3
TRP2004 TOURISM SOCIOLOGY Required 3 0 3
TRP2006 Required 2 0 3
TRP2008 Required 2 0 3
TRP2010 Required 2 2 5
TRP2012 Required 2 2 5
TRP2014 Required 2 2 5
TRP2502 Elective 3 0 4
TSH2808 Elective 3 1 7
TSH2810 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Elective 1 1 3
İŞY2816 RESEARCH AND REPORT PREPARATION TECHNIQUES Elective 2 0 3
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

1. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17
ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY I511111111111111  
TURKISH LANGUAGE I151111111111111  
GENERAL TOURISM55555444441143334
ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES I55555454141114155
ARCHEOLOGY I55555454141144355
MYTHOLOGY I34454433141134255
VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE I (ENGLISH)34434444443323244
VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE I (GERMAN)34434444443323244
 34434444443323244
                  
1. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17
ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY II33 333333343     
TURKISH LANGUAGE II111111111111     
TOURISM LEGISLATION54554545554455455
VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE II (ENGLISH)34434444443323244
VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE II (GERMAN)34434444443323244
 34434444443323244
ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES II55555454141114155
 55555454141144355
 34454433141134355
TOUR OPERATING AND TRAVEL AGENCY1111113323  41522
                  
2. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17
PROTOCOL AND SOCIAL RULES OF CONDUCT44445442131131151
COMMUNICATION34555555555332344
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION11233421231121211
FRONT OFFICE SERVICES54444454244453355
TURKEY TOURISM GEOGRAPHY45545555553454455
 44444454141114155
HISTORY OF RELIGIONS444543441411 4355
 44454344141344355
 34434444443323234
 34434444443323234
 34434444443323234
ECONOMY OF TOURISM15111111111111151
 55555555551132415
                  
2. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17
MARKETING OF TOURISM45545555553454455
FIRST AID53324352341331332
 55555443441153215
TOURISM SOCIOLOGY45545555553454455
 44444454141314155
 44444454141114155
 34434444443323244
 34434444443323244
 34434444443323244
 33333333331333333
 5555 444441132235
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS24554455453253553
RESEARCH AND REPORT PREPARATION TECHNIQUES2222545212    22 
                  
 

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