The Associate in Applied Science Hospitality and Tourism Management program offers a solid background in the industry. Management classes in various areas of business, tourism, and hospitality services provide the students with the necessary skills to succeed in the corporate world.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to assist in selecting the proper electives based on the student’s interests. Graduates are employed in many facets of the hospitality and tourism industry including hotels, spas, casinos, restaurants, country clubs, travel and tourism organizations, corporate dining facilities, and transportation companies.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management AAS degree program offers transfer opportunities to four-year schools for those students who maintain the appropriate grade point average.
Graduation Requirements (62-64 credits)
After successfully completing the requirements of the Hospitality and Tourism Management (AAS), a student should be prepared to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the hospitality, tourism and event planning industries.
- Utilize research and communication skills for the preparation of various hospitality and tourism presentations, reports and documents.
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically, solve problems, and make decisions independently.
- Use interpersonal skills to function effectively as a team member in evaluating hospitality and tourism problems.
- Apply various business concepts and theories to hospitality and tourism activities.
- Integrate the use of computers in a variety of hospitality and tourism activities.