Hospitality and Tourism

Associate in Science

The Hospitality and Tourism program prepares students for employment in the hospitality industry and/or provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. The hospitality industry as addressed in this program includes the hotel, resort, bed and breakfast, club, marina, event management, restaurant, and other lodging organizations.

Program Details

  • 60 Credits
  • 2-Year program

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • Event Planning Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Food and Beverage Specialist
  • Guest Services Specialist
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Rooms Division Specialist

Career Outlook*

Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.

Employment of lodging managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in hotel or hospitality management are expected to have the best job opportunities. Applicants can expect strong competition for most jobs.

The median annual wage for lodging managers was $51,840 in May 2016.

Average or Median Salary


*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.