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Hospitality and Tourism Management:
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

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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 program, students 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, transfer plan, page 114 of the printed catalog.

First Quarter (Fall) Cr
HT108 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 4
HT112 Essential Etiquette for Business and Hospitality 2
HT140 Travel and Tourism Geography 3
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
HT107 Introduction to Leisure/Recreation Management 3
HT133 Convention and Meetings Management 3
HT141 Customer Service Management 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
PSY201 General Psychology or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
WR121 English Composition or
Workplace Communications I
Third Quarter (Spring)
HT142 Travel and Tourism Agency Operations 3
HT180W Airline Computer Reservation System Training: Worldspan 3
BA238 Sales 4
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or
Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
Intro to Intercultural Communication or
BA205 Business Communication
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
HT144 Destination Specialist 2
HT241 International Hospitality and Tourism 3
HT242 Supervisory Management in the Hospitality Industry 3
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
CIS125/BT210_ Software Applications3
(requires adviser approval)
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
HT144 Destination Specialist 2
HT246 Travel Transportation: Air, Rail and Auto 3
HT247 Cruises and Tours 3
BA211 Principles of Accounting I or
AC110 General Accounting I
BUS286 Career Management 4
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
HT230 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law
HT245 Ecotourism and Adventure Travel 3
HT249 Hospitality Issues and Trends 3
WE280HT_ Cooperative Education Internship2 2
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
 Total Credits 91-94

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

1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2 Students may use any combination of WE280HTA, WE280HTB or WE280HTC through WE280HTL to meet program requirements. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.
3 BT210 Software Applications are one-credit courses. The Computer Information Systems program offers three-credit courses. Please refer to the Software Training or Computer Information Systems section of the schedule.
4 This course designed for students 18 years and older. Students must show proof of age.

‡See Associate of Applied Science Degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Mt. Hood Community College is an officially licensed school with The Travel Institute (TTI) and offers the Certified Travel Counselor and Destination Specialists Certifications.

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