Hospitality and Tourism (certificate)

The School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism’s primary mission is to provide quality education and technical training for students entering the Hospitality Industry. This will enable graduates to achieve success in hotel, culinary arts, and tourism professions.

Individuals may earn a certificate or an Associate’s degree in their chosen field and/or have the opportunity to take specific courses of interest that will add to their specialized skills and personal knowledge, as well as assist them in running a hospitality business.

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.