The one-year certificate in Tourism is an option for those students who might not have interest or ability to spend two years in college. Students who have completed degrees elsewhere and who wish to make a change in career plans would also profit from this one-year program. A student could spend just one year at the College and receive a certificate in a career-oriented discipline, or elect to continue through the second year and receive an AAS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism.
Each student has an advisor who is a full-time faculty member of the Business and Social Sciences Division. These advisors assist students in making decisions based upon the student’s personal interests and goals.
Graduation Requirements: (30-32 credits)
After successfully completing the requirements of the Tourism Certificate Program, a student should be prepared to:
- Identify and discuss the historic perspectives of the hospitality and tourism industry, in the United States and abroad.
- Identify and discuss the various areas of the hospitality and tourism field and understand their function in present-day industry.
- Utilize e-commerce as it applies to the hospitality and tourism industry.
- Demonstrate the basic framework for planning a meeting, convention, or exhibition.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry as it applies to hotel, resort, and conference center facilities.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through oral and written techniques.