The Hospitality and Tourism Certificate provides training and instruction in tourism and sales, specifically booking conventions, meetings and training seminars, advertising and promotion. The processing of reservations, registering guests, assigning rooms, handling mail and messages, providing financial and credit accommodations and furnishing information about the hotel, community or special events are also covered in this program. Those desiring a better understanding of dining room and banquet operations (front of the house operations) should take
- HOT 238-Dining Room Management and Operations, and
- HOT 253-Banquet Management and Operations
as additional electives, though not required in the program.
This program is designed for students wishing a shorter course of study than the Hospitality and Tourism Management A.A.S. degree program. However, graduates of this program may transfer into the degree program with no loss of credit.
Graduates of this program are qualified for entry level positions in tourism, meeting planning, and front desk positions. Students who take the additional electives will be qualified for entry level positions in catering and banquet offices, as well as entry level positions in dining room operations.