• Hospitality and Tourism Management Curriculum

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    Hospitality and Tourism Management is an associate degree program designed to prepare students for careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The curriculum includes instruction and training in hotel, travel, recreation, tourism, food service, convention and meeting planning, culinary and related service industries. In addition to formal instruction, cooperative education internships are an integral part of the program and allow for on-the-job experiences in a wide variety of settings and occupations directly related to each student’s career objectives.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, the student should be able to:

    • Identify and interpret laws specific to our industry
    • Demonstrate physical, cultural and destination geographic knowledge.

    For alternative degree opportunities, please refer to Hospitality and Tourism Management transfer plan, page 141 of the printed catalog.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business 4
    HT108 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 4
    HT140 Travel and Tourism Geography Focus: Western Hemisphere 3
    HT234 Sanitation and Safety 2
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HT107 Introduction to Leisure/Recreation Management 3
    HT133 Convention and Meetings Management 3
    HT141 Customer Service Management 3
    PSY201 General Psychology or
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    WR121 English Composition or
    Workplace Communications I
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA238 Professional Sales 4
    HT105 Catering, Restaurant and Food Management: Concept to Customers 3
    HT181 Computer Applications in the Hospitality Industry 3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
    Intro to Intercultural Communication or
    BA205 Business Communication
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
    Forth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
    BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
    HT112 Essential Etiquette and Attire for Business 2
    HT241 Travel and Tourism Geography Focus: Eastern Hemisphere 3
    HT242 Supervisory Management for the Hospitality Industry 3
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    BUS286 Career Management 4
    HT206 Hotel and Resort Operations Management 3
    HT270 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
    HT230 Hotel, Restaurant, Travel Law 3
    HT249 Hospitality Issues and Trends 3
    WE280HT Cooperative Education Internship3 2
    Related Beverage Management elective 3
    Total Credits 93-96

    Note: Please check the course description section of the catalog for those courses which require a prerequisite.

    Related Beverage Management Electives
    HT225 Beverage Management for Fermented Beverages: Beer, Sake and Cider.....................2
    HT225D Beverage Management for Fermented Beverages: Beer, Sake and Cider Tasting.......1
    HT226 Beverage Management: Wines of the World: United States....................1
    HT227 Beverage Management: Wines of the World France and Italy..........1
    HT228 Beverage Management: Wines of the World Other Countries.................1
    HT229 Beverage Management: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages..............2
    HT229D Beverage Service: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Tasting2......................1

    1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2 This course is designed for students 18 years and older. Students must show proof of age.
    3 Students may use any combination of WE280HTA or WE280HTB to meet program requirements. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.