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The A.A.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management at SCCC

This program provides students with the theory and hands-on experience related to the inbound (arrival) and outbound (departure) tourism and hospitality industries. This degree is ideal for the student who loves the hospitality industry but does not want to participate in food laboratory courses. With strong intern programs, students will be able to participate in front of the house positions with Walt Disney World; General Electric Power Division Meeting and Convention Department; New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association; New York State Bar Association; Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau; and other inbound tourism and hospitality industries.

Graduates are well-qualified to assume a variety of responsible roles in the tourism, hospitality and community planning industries including:

• Destination Travel Promotion
• Lodging: Front Office, Meeting Planning,
• Convention Sales and Banquet Management
• Resort and Attractions Management

In addition, many students transfer to a four-year institution to receive a bachelor’s degree.

First Year
Fall Semester

ENG 123 College Composition 3
HOT 217 Front Office Management 3
HOT 277 Planning and Development of Tourism 3
TAT 121 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
    Humanities Elective (a) 3
BUS 115 Keyboarding (b) 1

Spring Semester

ENG 124 Introduction to Literature 3
HOT 276 Meeting and Convention Management 3
HOT 291 Computers for the Hospitality Industry 3
MGT 127 Human Resource Management 3
    Restrictive Social Science Elective (c) 3

Second Year

Fall Semester

GHY 121 Physical Geography 3
HOT 275 Marketing, Advertising and Sales for the Hosp. Ind. 3
TAT 133 Airline Reservation and Ticketing 3
TAT 221 Passenger Management 3
    Mathematics Elective (d) 3-4

Spring Semester

BUS 121 Business Law I 3
GHY 123 Population Geography 3
TAT 134 Airline Computer Operation 3
TAT 231 Directed Study in Travel, Tourism and Conv. Mgmt 3
    Accounting Elective 3-4

Minimum credit hours required for degree: 60


(a) For students who plan to interview for inbound tourism positions, employers strongly recommend taking a foreign language course.

(b) Students may demonstrate proficiency in this course by showing equivalent high school coursework or by a challenge examination. In the case of high school equivalency, this course requirement will be waived, and it will not be necessary to replace this one credit.

(c) Restricted Social Science Elective may be chosen from:

ANT 121, ECO 211 (Introduction to Economics) or higher, SOC 121 or PSY 121.

(d) Precalculus MAT 165 or higher is recommended if student is planning to transfer to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

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