• Hospitality and Tourism Management: Travel 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 Travel curriculum includes instruction and training in the requisite skills for travel and tourism operations that are fundamental to the industry. Areas of study include airlines, travel agencies and online travel, tour operations, rental car agencies, destination marketing and visitor bureaus, and cruise lines. The curriculum features in-class instruction, hands-on practical applications and cooperative work experience opportunities in the industry.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Examine the methods used to assess customer needs in travel procurement
    • Demonstrate physical, cultural and destination geographic knowledge
    • Identify the ways that destination marketing companies and visitor bureaus can assist the travel professional

    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
    HT112 Essential Etiquette and Attire for Business
    2
    HT140 Travel and Tourism Geography Focus: Western Hemisphere
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1
    4
    17
    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
    3-4
    WR121 English Composition or
    WR101
    Workplace Communications I
    3-4
    16-18
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA238 Professional Sales
    4
    HT142 Travel and Tourism Agency Operations
    3
    HT180T

    Computer Reservation Systems: Apollo, Worldspan and Booking Engines

    3
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or
    SP111
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
    SP115
    Intro to Intercultural Communication or
    BA205 Business Communication
    3-4
    13-14
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
    4
    BA223 Principles of Marketing
    4
    HT144 Destination Specialist
    2
    HT241 Travel and Tourism Geography Focus: Eastern Hemisphere
    3
    HT242 Supervisory Management in the Hospitality Industry
    3
    14
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I or
    AC110 General Accounting I
    4
    BUS286 Career Management
    4
    HT144 Destination Specialist
    2
    HT246 Travel Transportation: Air, Rail and Auto
    3
    HT247 Cruises and Tours
    3
    16
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    HT230 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law
    3
    HT245 Ecotourism and Adventure Travel
    3
    HT249 Hospitality Issues and Trends
    3
    WE280HT_ Cooperative Education Internship2
    2
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    14
    Total Credits 91-94

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

    1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2 Students may use any combination of WE280HTA, WE280HTB or WE280HTC through WE280HTL 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.

    Mt. Hood Community College is an officially licensed school with The Travel Institute (TTI) and offers the Certified Travel Counselor and Destination Specialists certifications.