Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Overview
  • Certificates
Provides a foundational course of study for those seeking to transfer to Baccalaureate programs in hospitality. The program combines a strong base in both business and liberal arts.

Two key courses, The Contemporary Business World and Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, provide the foundation for your entry into this growing industry. Other practical Business and Accounting courses will give you the entrepreneurial skills you need to pursue a career in the field. Core Liberal Arts courses provide the broad intellectual background you need to understand how society works, while Geography or World Languages courses introduce you to an international perspective. The critical thinking and business-oriented skills you’ll develop in this program prepare you for transfer to a 4-year program at other schools.

Curriculum documents

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

Consider this program if

  • You want a broad as well as deep understanding of the hospitality industry.
  • You want to work in the hospitality industry.
  • You want to pursue higher academic or technical study in hospitality or tourism management.

By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

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