Certificate Program

Department: Hospitality

CIP Code: 52.1905

MCC Program Code: HM11

NYSED Code (BRI): 28514

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This program is designed for the student who is primarily interested in a travel and tourism concentration without the broad liberal arts background. A graduate of this program will have established a basis for a career in the travel and tourism industry, and will be qualified for at least entry-level positions in tour companies, travel agencies, tourism bureaus, cruise lines, car rental companies, and hotels. Cooperative Education provides work-based experience to expand students' learning opportunities.
(Housed in the Hospitality Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) examine the interrelationships of all manner of travel suppliers.
2) analyze and compare various cruise line companies.
3) demonstrate fundamental computer entries on a system to complete an airline reservation.
4) compare the procedures and security protocols for any two or more airline companies domestic or foreign.
5) identify and critique reliable sources medical and safety information and required documentation for clients traveling internationally.
6) discuss the positive and negative aspects that tourism can bring to a region or destination

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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 (TRS 094 or MTH 130) or higher. Placement into ENG 101.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations 3
HSP 251 Hospitality Marketing 3
TVL 101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
TVL 131 Documentation in the Tourism Industry 3
TVL 210 Introduction to Airline Reservations Systems: SABRE OR
TVL 220 Introduction to Airline Reservations Systems: APOLLO
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
HSP 102 Hospitality Service 4
TVL 231 Tourism Specialization 3
TVL 275 Current Issues and Trends in Hospitality 3
CE 260 Cooperative Education: Hospitality* 4
Total 4

* Students can take the Cooperative Education course during a semester or during the summer.

NOTE: Please see the Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree – Travel, for a degree option to the Certificate program.

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