Find Your Place with a Tourism and Hospitality Certificate

The Tourism & Hospitality Certificate of Applied Science program is designed to prepare individuals for immediate entry into this customer-centered industry or enable those currently employed to earn college credit for potential job advancement.

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Why Earn a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality

The Tourism & Hospitality CAS will prepare graduates for entry to mid-level positions within the industry. You can seek positions within foodservice, hospitality, and tourism:

    • Resort/Hotel Operations
    • Food & Beverage
    • Guest Services Coordinator
    • Banquet/Event Planner
    • Restaurant Operations
    • Travel Agent
    • Concierge
    • Outdoor Adventure Guide


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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

  • Describe the importance and impact of tourism on our region’s economy, culture, and environment.
  • Develop communication skills necessary for interacting with tourists, including effective verbal and written communication.
  • Identify key elements of successful event planning within the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • Demonstrate components of exceptional customer service.
  • Market and promote a tourism and hospitality business.
  • Describe fundamental principles of business operations and management within the tourism and hospitality.
  • Demonstrate effective management and leadership techniques in a tourism and hospitality business.

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Find Your Place with a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality

Embarking in the Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality offers a gateway to a world of endless possibilities and enriching experiences. By diving into this dynamic field, individuals equip themselves with a diverse skill set tailored for success in an industry that thrives on the art of hospitality and the joy of travel.

    For those who find joy in making others feel welcomed and cared for, a career in hospitality is a natural fit. This Certificate provides a structured pathway to turn that passion into a profession, honing skills in customer service, communication, and guest satisfaction.
    The tourism and hospitality industry spans the globe, offering opportunities to work in exotic locations, bustling cities, and luxurious resorts. By enrolling in this Certificate, individuals open doors to diverse career paths, from hotel operations to event planning, cruise line operations to tourism development.
    Beyond traditional roles, this Certificate cultivates a versatile skill set applicable across various sectors. From marketing strategies to financial management, students gain practical knowledge essential for thriving in a fast-paced, ever-evolving industry.
    Immersion in tourism and hospitality fosters personal growth by exposing individuals to various cultures, languages, and perspectives. Students develop invaluable intercultural competence and empathy when interacting with guests from around the world or collaborating with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
    Despite challenges such as economic downturns or global crises, the tourism and hospitality sector remains resilient, continuously evolving to meet the needs and desires of travelers. With a Certificate in this field, individuals position themselves at the forefront of an industry poised for growth and innovation.
    Few industries offer the level of satisfaction that comes from creating memorable experiences for others. Whether orchestrating a dream vacation, curating a culinary masterpiece, or ensuring seamless event execution, professionals in tourism and hospitality derive fulfillment from bringing joy and comfort to others.

    In summary, completing a Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality is not merely a choice of profession but a journey of personal and professional growth, offering a passport to a world of excitement, opportunity, and fulfillment.

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