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.
- 60 Credits
- 2-Year program
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.
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