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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- To acquire and use theoretical and practical knowledge by prioritizing the scientific approach supported by the textbooks including up-to-date information about tourist guidance, application tools and other resources.
2- To interpret and evaluate the phenomena and events by using skills and knowledge gained in the field of tourist guidance, to identify and analyze problems and to bring solution suggestions to them.
3- To have the ability to examine and conceptualize the phenomena and events related to the field of tourist guidance with scientific methods and techniques; and consistently improve these knowledge and skills.
4- To 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.
5- To inform relevant persons and institutions about the topics related to the field of tourist guidance; to express his/her thoughts and solution suggestions regarding the problems in written and oral form.
6- To acquire knowledge about human health and environmental awareness issues related to the field of tourist guidance and to use this accumulation of knowledge for the benefit of society.
7- To follow the knowledge in the field by using at least one foreign language at the level of European Language Portfolio C1 and to communicate with the colleagues and customers.
8- To know and apply legal regulations and professional standards related to tourist guidance and the field of tourism.
9- To know and apply professional standards and legal regulations related to tourist guidance and the field of tourism.
10- To gain detailed knowledge about geography of world and Turkey.
11- To gain knowledge about basic concepts, theories, principles and facts in the fields of business, economics, social psychology and tourism sociology.
12- To gain detailed knowledge about the culture, history, religion and arts of the civilizations that lived in Turkey, to interpret and establish connections between them. To gain general knowledge about the world history and mythologies of different cultures.
13- To gain general knowledge about the concept of cultural heritage. To learn Turkey’s historical values and problems and enable them to be associated with the contemporary events.
14- To use a foreign language for social and professional purposes in a comfortable and efficient way. To identify and solve problems by establishing connections between events, in a foreign language.
15- To gain reading, comprehending, writing and speaking skills in a second language.

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

Associate Prof.Dr. Ali TÜRKER

ECTS Coordinator

Associate 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
BRY1901 Elective 2 0 3
RTV1901 Elective 2 0 3
TOİ1901 Elective 2 0 3
TRP1001 Required 2 0 3
TRP1003 Required 2 0 3
TRP1025 Required 3 0 3
TRP1027 Required 2 1 3
TRP1029 Required 2 0 3
YDB1833 Required 2 0 2
YDB1905 Elective 3 0 3
İŞY1901 Elective 2 0 3
       
1. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
PZR1902 Elective 2 0 3
PZR1904 Elective 2 0 3
TRP1008 Required 2 0 3
TRP1010 Required 2 0 3
TRP1022 Required 2 1 3
TRP1024 Required 2 0 3
TRP1026 Required 2 0 3
TRP1504 Elective 1 1 3
TRP1506 Elective 2 0 3
TSH1504 Required 2 0 3
YDB 1834 Required 2 0 2
YDB1906 Elective 3 0 3
       
2. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
MRN2901 Elective 2 0 3
SGP2901 Elective 2 0 3
TOİ2901 Elective 2 0 3
TRP2003 Required 2 0 3
TRP2005 Required 2 0 3
TRP2015 Elective 2 0 3
TRP2017 Elective 2 0 3
TRP2025 Required 2 0 3
TRP2029 Required 2 1 4
TRP2031 Required 1 1 3
TRP2033 Required 2 0 3
YDB2833 Required 2 0 2
YDB2917 Elective 3 0 3
       
2. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
AŞÇ2902 Elective 2 0 3
PZR2902 Elective 2 0 3
TOİ2902 Elective 2 0 3
TOİ2904 Elective 2 0 3
TRP2006 Required 2 0 3
TRP2008 Required 3 0 3
TRP2026 Required 2 0 3
TRP2028 Required 2 0 3
TRP2030 Required 1 1 2
TRP2032 Required 2 0 2
TRP2514 Elective 2 0 3
TSH2812 Required 2 1 3
YDB2834 Required 2 0 2
YDB2918 Elective 3 0 3
İŞY2816 Elective 2 0 3
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

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