2023-2024 Catalog

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

69 Credit Hours

The Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program prepares students for career paths within the hospitality industry including lodging, food and beverage service, tourism, and event segments.


Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
P.O. Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3

REQ SSC Select from Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3

Total:   15

Major Requirements

HOS 132 Hospitality Communications and Leadership 3
HOS 140 The Hospitality Industry 3
HOS 146 Restaurant Operations 3
HOS 150 Hotel Management 3
HOS 157 Hospitality Service 3
HOS 159 Hospitality Accounting Applications 3
HOS 160 Purchasing for Hospitality 3
HOS 161 Event Management 3
HOS 164 Travel and Tourism 3
HOS 245 Hospitality Marketing 3
HOS 250 Beverage Service Management 3
HOS 256 Hospitality Management Concepts 3
HOS 262 Hospitality Software Applications 3
HOS 265 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law 3
HOS 272 SCWE in Hospitality/Tourism Management 3
HOS 294 Hospitality Business Development 3

Total:   48


Select two HOS electives from list below.

HOS 190 Issues in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Abroad 3
HOS 251 Introduction to Wine 3
HOS 258 Convention Management 3
HOS 264 Food and Beverage Pairing 3
HOS 267 Destination Wedding Planning 3
HOS 298 Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism 3

Total:   6

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Hospitality and Tourism Management A.A.S. program will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations.
  2. Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization.
  3. Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management.
  4. Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management.
  5. Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry.

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.