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Medical Office SpecialistHospitality and Tourism Management: Hotel, Restaurant, Meetings Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

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Hospitality and Tourism Management is an associate degree program designed to prepare students for careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The curriculum includes instruction and training in hotel, travel, recreation, tourism, food service, convention and meeting planning, culinary and related service industries. In addition to formal instruction, cooperative education internships are an integral part of the program and allow for on-the-job experiences in a wide variety of settings and occupations directly related to each student’s career objectives.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this curriculum, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and interpret laws specific to our industry
  • Demonstrate physical, cultural and destination geographic knowledge.

For alternative degree opportunities, please refer to Hospitality and Tourism Management, Associate of Science degree, page 114 of the printed catalog.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HT108 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
4
HT140 Travel and Tourism Geography
3
HT234 Sanitation and Safety
2
BA101 Introduction to Business
4
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
15-17
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HT105 Catering, Restaurant and Food Management: Concept to Customers
3
HT181 Computer Applications in the Hospitality Industry
3
BA238 Sales
4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or
SP111
Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SP115
Intro to Intercultural Communication or
BA205 Business Communication
3-4
Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
16-17
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HT112

Essential Etiquette for Business and Hospitality

2
HT241 International Hospitality and Tourism
3
HT242 Supervisory Management for the Hospitality Industry
3
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
4
BA223 Principles of Marketing
4
16
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HT206 Hotel and Resort Operations Management
3
HT270 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control
3
HT270 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control
3
BA211 Principles of Accounting I
4
BUS286 Career Management
4
17
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
HT229

Beverage Management: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

2
HT229D Beverage Service - Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Tasting2
1
HT230 Hotel, Restaurant, Travel Law
3
HT249 Hospitality Issues and Trends
3
BA213 Principles of Accounting III
4
WE280HT Cooperative Education Internship3
2
15
Total Credits 96-99

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

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2 This course is designed for students 18 years and older. Students must show proof of age.
3 Students may use any combination of WE280HTA or WE280HTB 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, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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