TRAVEL AND TOURISM
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)
1.Describe the interrelationships of travel suppliers.
2.Evaluate various cruise line companies.
3.Evaluate various group tour companies.
4.Discuss operational procedures for both domestic and international airlines.
5.Discuss security protocols for both domestic and international airlines.
6.Discuss reliable sources of information.
7.Discuss the positive and negative aspects that tourism can bring to a region or destination.
8.Demonstrate fundamental computer entries to complete an airline reservation.
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.
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations
HSP 251 Hospitality Marketing
TVL 101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism
TVL 131 Documentation in the Tourism Industry
TVL 210 Introduction to Airline Reservations Systems: SABRE
TVL 220 Introduction to Airline Reservations Systems: APOLLO
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
HSP 102 Hospitality Service
TVL 231 Tourism Specialization
HSP 275 Current Issues and Trends in Hospitality
SUMMER SEMESTER: 4 Credit Hours
CE 260 Cooperative Education: Hospitality*
* 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.