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Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major provides students with a solid undergraduate program emphasizing basic business management principles and their specific application to the hospitality and tourism industry. Students completing the program are prepared to transfer to a Bachelor of Science program at a four-year institution.

Career Opportunities

Airline Reservation Agent
Executive Housekeeper
Flight Attendant 1
Front Office Manager 1
Golf / Country Club Manager 2
Hotel Manager / Supplier 2
Public Relations Specialist 2
Restaurant Manager 2


Bachelor’s Degree normally recommended.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Identify the many market segments of the tourism and hospitality industry and discuss the key management issues related to the industry.
  2. Apply best business management practices in ethical decision making in the hospitality and tourism industry workplace.
  3. Describe and apply total quality management principles in the hospitality and tourism industry situations.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

BUS-120Financial Accounting4
BUS-128Business Communication3
BUS-158Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
BUS-160Hospitality Managerial Accounting and Controls3
BUS-166Hospitality and Tourism Law3
CSIS-110Principles of Information Systems4
ECON-120Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-121Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
MATH-178Calculus for Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences4
Total Units34

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the courses required for the above major qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Hospitality Management. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.