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The Travel and Tourism program is designed for individuals who plan to enter the travel industry or professionals who desire to update their skills. Career opportunities are available in an exciting variety of areas including airline, ship, travel agencies, tour operators, destination management companies, tourism bureaus and convention industries. The Travel and Tourism degree requires a minimum of 65 credits in program requirements, program electives and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Hospitality Management, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: HOSP.AAS.TRVL

Program Requirements
HOSP 1101Introduction to Travel & Tourism3
HOSP 1102Introduction to World Destinations3
HOSP 1103Principles of the Travel Industry3
HOSP 1104Principles of the Tourism Industry3
HOSP 1161Travel Geography & Culture-The Americas3
HOSP 1162Travel Geography and Culture - Europe And Africa3
HOSP 1163Travel Geography & Culture - Asia and Pacific3
HOSP 2210Global Distribution Systems3
HOSP 2229Revenue, Fares, & E-Ticketing for Travel3
HOSP 2236Cruise Industry Sales3
HOSP 2250Sustainable Tourism3
HOSP 2280Hospitality Marketing Management3
HOSP 2863Internship (Career & Technical Ed)3
Program Electives
Any non-required Culinary or Hospitality courses. 18
General Education
General Education courses required for the AAS Degree. 118-22
Total Credits65-69

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
HOSP 1101 Introduction to Travel & Tourism 3
HOSP 1103 Principles of the Travel Industry 3
HOSP 1161 Travel Geography & Culture-The Americas 3
Second Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3-5
HOSP 1102 Introduction to World Destinations 3
HOSP 1104 Principles of the Tourism Industry 3
HOSP 1163 Travel Geography & Culture - Asia and Pacific 3
Summer Semester
ElectiveProgram Elective 3
Third Semester
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
HOSP 1162 Travel Geography and Culture - Europe And Africa 3
HOSP 2210 Global Distribution Systems 3
HOSP 2280 Hospitality Marketing Management 3
HOSP 2863 Internship (Career & Technical Ed) 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
HOSP 2229 Revenue, Fares, & E-Ticketing for Travel 3
HOSP 2236 Cruise Industry Sales 3
HOSP 2250 Sustainable Tourism 3
 Total Credits60-64

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.