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Iğdır Vocational School - - Tour Guide Training



General Description
History
Igdir University Iğdır Vocational High School Travel-Tourism and Recreation Services Department Tourist Guiding Program began taking students in the academic year of 2016-2017.
Qualification Awarded
Students, who completed this 2 (two) year-programme successfully, have associate degree diploma and "professional staff" degree related to Tourist Guiding area. After graduation, students participate in Turkey or region tour which is mandated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. After having been successful in the foreign language exams administered by OSYM or the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they have got the Professional Tourist Guide Certificate of Registration and Work Card (Kokart).
Level of Qualification (Short Cycle , First Cycle , Second Cycle, Third Cycle)
Short Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
Admission & Registration Requirements are subject to Educational Directions which are accepted by Iğdır University Senate. Besides, students should have high schools or their equivalents diploma and have enough degree from student selection examination for university.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Recognition of Prior Learning process in Turkish Higher Education Institutions, vertical and lateral transfers in university are held within a scope of "REGULATION ABOUT TRANSFER BETWEEN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMME AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS, CREDIT TRANSFER BETWEEN INSTITUTINONS WITH DOUBLE MAJOR AND SUB-SPECIALTY" which is defined by Higher Education Instıtutıon. In Turkey, except for formal education institutions, recognition of in-formal and non-formal education, which are depended on certificate and experience, is infant. Therefore, recognition of prior learning is not fully initialized in all programmes of Iğdır Universty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
An associate degree in Tourist Guiding program, students must take in order to achieve the compulsory and elective courses ( a total of 120 ECTS credits) and successfully complete all GPA of 4.00 must have a GPA of at least 2.0. We also completed the internship must be 30 working days.
Profile of The Programme
The purpose of the program is to equip the students with the professional knowledge necessary to become professional tourist guides, to equip the students with all the infrastructure knowledge of the tourism sector and to ensure that they are taken into business life after the training. Foreign language education, which is the general building stone of the tourism sector, is mainly given during the training. In addition, they learn from many experienced and specialized trainers (mythology, archeology, Turkish museums and antique cities, tourism geography, etc.) that they will need in their professional life during their high school education period theoretically and practically.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students, who completed Tourist Guiding Programme successfully, have employment opportunities in independent tourist guiding, tourist guiding connected to travel agency, travel agency manager, travel agency information officer, museum guide, If they meet the foreign language proficiency requirements imposed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Those who have enough points from the Public Personnel Selection Exam also have employment opportunities in public institutions and organizations. Apart from these, they will have employment opportunities in the middle or top level managerial positions in any of the tourism enterprises, especially in the travel businesses.
Access to Further Studies
The students who successfully complete the 2 year associate degree can take the DGS examination and they are able to transfer to the undergraduate programs of Travel Management, Travel Management and Tourism Guidance, Tourism Guidance and Tourism Management. Transition students are exempted from the courses they have taken in the associate degree program, from the ones they have passed through in terms of content and credit.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examinations, measurement and evaluation of courses are held in line with the Association- Undergraduation Degree Education and Examination Regulations of Iğdır University. In order to be successful from the courses, one midterm exam and one final exam is given for each course and two exams are held. 40% of the midterm exam and 60% of the final exam are counted.
Graduation Requirements
An associate degree in Tourist Guiding program, students must take in order to achieve the compulsory and elective courses ( a total of 120 ECTS credits) and successfully complete all GPA of 4.00 must have a GPA of at least 2.0. We also completed the internship must be 30 working days.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Programme Director: Assistant Professor Berrin GÖKÇEK YILMAZ Address: Iğdır University Iğdır Vocational High School Suveren. Iğdır. e-mail: berrin.yilmaz@igdir.edu.tr
Facilities
Courses are held by qualified lecturers who have mastered in their own profession. In addition, there is an equipped computer laboratory where lecturers shall use computer programmes. Practices such as museums and rituals are being created for practice in nearby areas for courses that require application.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Has the basic level theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field of Tourist Guiding.
2Has the knowledge of legal regulations, professional standards and practices related to the field of Tourist Guiding.
3Has the ability to use the information about the Tourist Guiding field in the business environment and profession.
4Has the ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate the information on the field of Tourist Guiding.
5Fulfills the duty and responsibilities that he/she is charged with in the field of Tourist Guiding.
6Conduct a basic level of work and take responsibility for problems encountered in practice in the field of Tourist Guiding.
7Develop the professional knowledge and skills of employees under their responsibility.
8Update and improve the knowledge, skills and competences related to the Tourism and Tourist Guiding occupation constantly with the awareness of lifelong learning
9Evaluate basic knowledge and skills in the field and determine learning needs.
10Has enough foreign language knowledge to follow the information in his field and communicate with his colleagues.
11Communicate and share the knowledge and skills acquired in the field correctly through written or oral communication.
12Use software and hardware in the field of Tourist Guiding with basic computer usage information.
13Possess sufficient consciousness about the issues of environmental protection, occupational health and safety, social justice and quality in the professional work.
14Behave in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values related to his/her field.

TYYÇ - Programme Outcomes - Base Scope Relationship
TYYÇProgramme OutcomesBase Scope
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313001101 ARCHAEOLOGY - 1 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 163313001103 ART HISTORY - 1 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9900000106 ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY - I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 3300001000 ELECTIVE COURSE Elective - - - 0
5 9900000114 FOREIGN LANGUAGE - I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 163313001100 GENEREAL TOURISM Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 163313001102 MYTHOLOGY - 1 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 9900000113 TURKISH LANGUAGE - I Compulsory 2 0 0 0
9 163313001104 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 1 Compulsory 4 2 0 5
Total 18 2 0 20
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313002201 ARCHAEOLOGY - 2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 163313002203 ART HISTORY - 2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9900000206 ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REVOLUTION HISTORY - II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 3300001001 ELECTIVE COURSE Elective - - - 0
5 9900000214 FOREIGN LANGUAGE - II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 163313002100 MUSEUMS AND ANTIQUE CITIES OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 163313002202 MYTHOLOGY - 2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 9900000213 TURKISH LANGUAGE - II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 163313002204 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 Compulsory 4 2 0 5
Total 19 2 0 22
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313003101 ANATOLIAN CIVILISATIONS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 3300001002 ELECTIVE COURSE Elective - - - 0
3 163313003105 FLORA AND FAUNA OF TURKEY Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 3300000001 INTERNSHIP Compulsory 0 0 0 8
5 163313003104 TOURISM ECONOMICS Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 163313003102 TOURISM GEOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 163313003100 TOURISM LEGISLATION Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 163313003103 TOURISM MARKETING Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 163313003106 TOURISM SEMINAR - 1 Compulsory 2 1 0 3
10 163313003304 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 3 Compulsory 4 2 0 5
Total 19 4 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313004201 ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS - 2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 163313004103 BOOKING SYSTEMS AND TICKETING Compulsory 2 1 0 3
3 163313004100 DIVERSIFICATION OF TOURISM PRODUCT Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 3300001003 ELECTIVE COURSE Elective - - - 0
5 163313004101 FOLKLORE Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 163313004102 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 163313004206 TOURISM SEMINAR -2 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 163313004404 VOCATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 4 Compulsory 4 2 0 5
Total 17 4 0 22
 
ELECTIVE COURSE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313001105 HISTORY OF RELIGIONS Elective 2 0 0 3
2 163313001105 HISTORY OF RELIGIONS Elective 2 0 0 3
3 163313001106 OFFFICE PROGRAMS Elective 1 1 0 3
4 163313001106 OFFFICE PROGRAMS Elective 1 1 0 3
5 163313001107 RECREASTION AND ANIMATION Elective 2 0 0 3
6 163313001107 RECREASTION AND ANIMATION Elective 2 0 0 3
7 163313001108 TURKISH HANDCRAFTS Elective 2 0 0 3
8 163313001108 TURKISH HANDCRAFTS Elective 2 0 0 3
ELECTIVE COURSE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313002101 TOURIST GUIDING AND TOUR MANAGEMENT Elective 2 0 0 2
2 163313002101 TOURIST GUIDING AND TOUR MANAGEMENT Elective 2 0 0 2
3 163313002102 FRONT OFFICE SERVICES Elective 2 0 0 2
4 163313002102 FRONT OFFICE SERVICES Elective 2 0 0 2
5 163313002103 THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 163313002103 THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF TURKEY Elective 2 0 0 2
7 163313002104 GASTRONOMY Elective 2 0 0 3
8 163313002104 GASTRONOMY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 163313002105 WORK ORGANIZATION Elective 2 1 0 3
10 163313002105 WORK ORGANIZATION Elective 2 1 0 3
ELECTIVE COURSE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313003107 INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENT Elective 2 0 0 3
2 163313003107 INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENT Elective 2 0 0 3
3 163313003108 FIRST AID TRAINING Elective 2 0 0 3
4 163313003108 FIRST AID TRAINING Elective 2 0 0 3
5 163313003109 OPTIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 1 Elective 2 2 0 4
6 163313003109 OPTIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 1 Elective 2 2 0 4
7 163313003110 SIGN LANGUAGE Elective 2 0 0 3
8 163313003110 SIGN LANGUAGE Elective 2 0 0 3
9 163313003111 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Elective 2 0 0 2
10 163313003111 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Elective 2 0 0 2
11 163313003112 DESTINATION MANAGEMENT Elective 2 1 0 3
12 163313003112 DESTINATION MANAGEMENT Elective 2 1 0 3
13 163313003113 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Elective 2 0 0 2
14 163313003113 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Elective 2 0 0 2
ELECTIVE COURSE
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 163313004104 INTERNATIONAL CULTURES Elective 2 0 0 3
2 163313004104 INTERNATIONAL CULTURES Elective 2 0 0 3
3 163313004105 ICONOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 3
4 163313004105 ICONOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 3
5 163313004106 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Elective 2 1 0 3
6 163313004106 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Elective 2 1 0 3
7 163313004107 BUSINESS ETHICS Elective 2 0 0 2
8 163313004107 BUSINESS ETHICS Elective 2 0 0 2
9 163313004108 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK Elective 2 0 0 2
10 163313004108 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK Elective 2 0 0 2
11 163313004209 OPTIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 Elective 2 2 0 4
12 163313004209 OPTIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 2 Elective 2 2 0 4
 
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