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The Associate in Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is a field of study designed to prepare students with the knowledge, commitment, and skills needed for management, marketing, and operational positions in the growing hospitality and tourism industry. As a field of study, the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is interdisciplinary. As such, it draws upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to fulfill the diverse demands placed upon individuals who pursue management positions within this industry.

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be prepared to enter employment as front office operations managers, rooms division managers, convention services managers, meeting planners and sales and marketing managers.
 

 

 

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic skills needed in hospitality and tourism organizations
  2. Display competency in hospitality and tourism business subjects required for critical thinking applications
  3. Display competency in computer applications relevant to the hospitality and tourism industry
  4. Demonstrate technical operations, management, and supervisory skills
  5. Recognize how hospitality and tourism organizations work in synergy to enhance the economic viability of geographic areas, both domestic and foreign
  6. Embrace change to stay current with the ever changing face of hospitality and tourism
  7. Write and speak effectively
  8. Recognize how specialized training fits into the larger management and societal context
Curriculum

The AAHT curriculum includes 21 units in General Education Courses, 21 units in Business Foundation and Core Courses and 18 units in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The courses are listed below

General Education Courses Required: 21 Semester Units
Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses or 6 semester units College English *
Communication
Speech
Humanities 2 courses or 6 semester units History *
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 1 course or 3 semester units College Algebra
Statistics
Calculus
Social Science 1 course or 3 semester units Sociology
Political Science
Psychology
Science & Technology 1 course or 3 semester units Biology
Chemistry
General Physics
Nutrition
Computer Science
* Required course    
Business Foundation and Core Course Required: 21 Semester Units
Foundation Courses: 15 Semester units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
BU 2000 Introduction to Business Management 45 3
EC 2420 Principles of Macroeconomics 45 3
BU 2400 Business Statistics 45 3
BU 2050 Business Law 45 3
AT 2110 Accounting Principles I 45 3
  TOTAL 225 15
Required Core Course: 6 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
BU 2010 Computer Information Systems
45
3
BU 3050 Business Ethics
45
3
 
TOTAL
90
6
Hospitality and Tourism Management Required: 18 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
HT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
45
3
HT 2100 Front Office Operation and Management
45
3
MK 3210 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
45
3
HT 2000 Tourism Theories and Practices 45 3
HT 2010 Destination Geography 45 3
HT 3010 Convention and Event Management 45 3
 
TOTAL
270
18

 

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENT: 39 SEMESTER UNITS
(with completion of 21 semester units or the equivalent in GE courses)
Graduation Requirements

To receive the Associate in Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management career degree, students must meet the following academic requirements:

  • completed 21 units in General Education Courses
  • completed 21 units in Business Foundation and Core Courses
  • completed 18 units in Hospitality and Tourism Management Courses
  • maintained a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or better
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