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Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, 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.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    HAMG 1321 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
    HAMG 1319 Computers in Hospitality 3
    HAMG 1313 Front Office Management 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    TRVM 1391 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 3
  Semester II
    HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
    TRVM 2305 Travel Industry Management 3
    HAMG 1324 Hospitality Human Resources Management 3
  Semester III
  MATH 1332 College Mathematics 3
  Semester IV
  HAMG 2305 Hospitality Management and Leadership 3
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
    HAMG 1340 Hospitality Legal Issues 3
    TRVM 2372 Sustainable Tourism OR 3
    TRVM 2345 Advanced Topics in Tourism
  Semester V
    TRVM 2335 Travel Automation II 3
  HAMG 2332 Hospitality Financial Management 3
  Semester VI
  HAMG 2389 Internship - Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Restricted electives must be chosen from HAMG 1300, HAMG 1317, HAMG 1342, HAMG 1391, RSTO 1325, TRVM 2301, or TRVM 1323.
  2Restricted elective must be chosen from HAMG 2301, RSTO 1301, or RSTO 1319.
  3Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.