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Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the tourism industry. The curriculum provides professional skills in tourism development and management, events and meeting management, ecotourism, information systems, marketing, human resources, financial management, and hospitality law. Graduates acquire a specific set of skills that focus on the interaction of tourism with the economy, environment, and people. The curriculum also fulfills the general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management is also available.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3101
Total Credits Required
61-66
Catalog Year
2020-2021

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Create favorable guest experiences by using professional service management techniques in a hospitality environment.
  2. Demonstrate the essential functions of hospitality industry management, including human resources, guest services, property management, and hospitality and tourism law.
  3. Communicate in an effective manner, consistent with the professional standards of the hospitality industry.
  4. Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into hospitality business practice.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and current trends that comprise the hospitality industry.
  6. Critically analyze a wide range of problems in the hospitality industry to generate applicable solutions.
  7. Organize special events from concept through completion, including planning, coordination, marketing, financing and risk management.
  8. Manage the planning and execution of meetings, conventions and exhibitions, including coordination, logistics, venue selection, budgeting.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of tourism sectors, consumer behavior, and factors that influence tourism and explain the interaction of tourism with the economy, environment and people.
  10. Employ analytical and decision ­making processes essential to manage financial aspects of hospitality and tourism operations.
  11. Relate the history and emergence of ecotourism to the establishment of policies and management practices associated with sustainable development.
  12. Manage the delivery of leisure services in public, commercial, and independent sectors, particularly in an urban setting.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other

$103,160

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management Critical course Gateway course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
HRM145 Events Management 3
MA Mathematics Critical course Gateway course 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
HRM160 Tourism Principles and Practices Course only available in Spring semester 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences Recommend BIO 105, BIO 145, ENV 101, GLG 101 & 103, GLG 110 & 111, GPH 111 & 112 (if not used as restricted elective) GPH 213 & 215 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
PSY101 or
REC120
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Introduction to Psychology or Leisure and the Quality of Life SB 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
HRM150 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3
HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM146 International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions Course only available in Spring semester 3
HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism Course only available in Spring semester 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3
HRM290 Ecotourism Course only available in Spring semester 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GCU121 or
GCU122
World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere or World Geography II: Western Hemisphere G, SB 3
HRM235 Club Management 3
HRM250 Hospitality And Tourism Information Systems II 3
HRM295AA or
HRM295AB or
HRM295AC
Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship 1–3
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life REC120 may be used as either a Restricted Elective or Social-Behavioral Science, it may not be used to satisfy both. SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management Critical course Gateway course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM145 Events Management 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics Critical course Gateway course 3–6
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM160 Tourism Principles and Practices Course only available in Spring semester 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
HRM146 International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions Course only available in Spring semester 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM150 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
PSY101 or
REC120
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Introduction to Psychology or Leisure and the Quality of Life SB 3
HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism Course only available in Spring semester 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences Recommend BIO 105, BIO 145, ENV 101, GLG 101 & 103, GLG 110 & 111, GPH 111 & 112 (if not used as restricted elective) GPH 213 & 215 4
HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3
HRM290 Ecotourism Course only available in Spring semester 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GCU121 or
GCU122
World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere or World Geography II: Western Hemisphere G, SB 3
HRM235 Club Management 3
HRM250 Hospitality And Tourism Information Systems II 3
HRM295AA or
HRM295AB or
HRM295AC
Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship 1–3
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life REC120 may be used as either a Restricted Elective or Social-Behavioral Science, it may not be used to satisfy both. SB 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=137382).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020