The Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management program is designed to prepare students for positions in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries or for transfer to related programs at senior colleges.
The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management curriculum, a course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, is administered by the Business & Technology Department. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the industry, combining liberal arts courses, business courses, specialized courses in travel and tourism, and the experience of an internship. The internship gives students experience as travel industry employees, enabling them to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom and to learn the realities of working at their chosen profession. The travel operations courses in the program are taught by experienced professionals.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Graduates of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
Management program may seek employment as travel agents, or in more specific
areas of the industry such as hotel management, airline personnel, or event
According to the Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 74,000 travel agents working in
the United States. The average salary for travel agents in 2014 was $34,800 annually.*
The responsibilities of hotel
managers vary greatly, and generally depend upon the services offered by the
property. According to the BLS, hotel managers’ salaries ranged from $28,630 to $94,780 in 2014.**
Meeting, convention and event
planning positions typically require a four-year degree, and the median salary
in 2014 was $46,490. ***
Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.
Current Students Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Prospective Students Review the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
Selecting Flexible Core Courses
The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.
We strongly recommend that you meet with a member of the advising team to decide together which courses would work best for you. Below a list of generally recommended courses based on course content and/or transferability:
World Cultures and Global Issues
U.S. Experience in itsDiversity
Individual and Society
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.