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.
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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 planning.
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. ***
* http://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/travel-agents.htm ** http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/lodging-managers.htm#tab-1 *** http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm
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