Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism
TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This program offers hospitality management majors with a basic background in travel and tourism operations, which is fundamental to all aspects of the hospitality industry. The department offers an array of specialized hospitality courses. Course instruction includes hands-on laboratory experience and extensive interaction with the travel and tourism industry as well as traditional classroom lectures and demonstrations. Once a student successfully completes this program, they will obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Travel and Tourism. Areas of career opportunities for students completing this program are travel agencies, tour operators, meetings and conventions, airlines, rental car agencies, cruise lines, hotels, motels, resorts, spas, restaurants, campgrounds, theme and amusement parks, casinos, and ski resorts. Complimentary programs are: Meeting Planning Certificate. All students seeking this degree will need to be advised by the department to finalize course selections.
To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Travel and Tourism, a student must a) earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses required to fulfill degree requirements, including general education courses, and b) meet Austin Community College's overall graduation requirements.