Hospitality and Tourism Management

Program Description


Tourism is an important and growing sector in Maine and all over the world. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to work in today’s diverse hospitality and tourism industry.  Instruction provided in the marketing and sales of travel products will prepare students for marketing and sales positions with major hotel chains, resorts, airlines, and the cruise industry.

Key Learning Objectives

Graduates with the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management will function in an entry level position in the diverse hospitality industry. Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding of the demands and skills of customer service.
  • Knowledge of the career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Development of management skills needed to be successful in various aspects of the field, from food service to lodging to tourism.
  • Mastery of managing principles for entry-level and mid-management positions.
  • Preparation for transfer to baccalaureate granting institutions.
  • Mastery of fundamental principles and procedures of accounting
  • Mastery of principles of marketing.

Graduates will be prepared for employment with airlines, cruise companies, travel agencies, tour operators, recreation facilities, travel wholesalers, meeting and convention development firms, casinos, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and tourism development agencies.

Graduates will also be prepared to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.

Prerequisites

Algebra I required

Curriculum