Hospitality Management & Tourism (HMTT.S.AAS)
- Division: Business and Public Services
- Department: Hospitality Management
The Hospitality Management & Tourism program prepares students for entry-level positions in restaurants, private clubs, beverage establishments, and general hospitality centers and includes skills in supervision, cost controls, purchasing and human relations.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.The hospitality/tourism industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a several billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. It is the number one employer among service industries and is fast becoming the largest single employment category of all industries worldwide. In the United States, hospitality accounts for a larger and ever growing portion of the country's Gross National Product. Top ranked hospitality professionals have almost unlimited possibilities for career satisfaction such as front office managers, restaurant managers, convention services managers, airline attendants, assistant managers, meeting/event planners, car rental agencies, or travel firms.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).