Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management

Tourism Development and Management - AAS

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

Major Code: 
3101
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
61-66
Award notes

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

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
None

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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 2 years as a full-time student including summer school. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).

Cost

The estimated cost of the program is $5,185 (61 credit hours) to $5,610 (66 credit hours) ($85 per credit hour) for Maricopa County residents. *(see below for details) Individual course fees vary depending on the course from $5 and up.

Please click herefor a list of out-of-county and other fees.

Textbooks

Some classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more. 

Program Curriculum

First Semester Courses

  • ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • MAT112 or higher Mathematical Concepts 3-5 credits
  • HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 credits
  • HRM145 Events Management 3 credits

Second Semester Courses

  • ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking OR “exempt” on placement test 0-3 credits
  • HRM146 International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions 3 credits
  • REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3 credits
  • HRM150 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3 credits

Third Semester Courses

  • ECN211, ECN212, PSY101, or REC120 Social-Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
  • HRM160 Tourism Principles and Practices 3 credits
  • COM225 Public Speaking 3 credits
  • Restricted Elective 3 credits
    • See checksheet. Students need a total of 6 credits.

Fourth Semester Courses

  • Humanities, Arts and Design 3 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course
  • HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 credits
  • HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 credits
  • Restricted Elective 3 credits
    • See checksheet. Students need a total of 6 credits.

Fifth Semester Courses

  • HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3 credits
  • HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3 credits
  • HRM290 Ecotourism  3 credits
  • Natural Science 4 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course

Some courses are offered only one semester per year.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:33
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HRM145Events Management3
HRM146International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions3
HRM150Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I3
HRM160Tourism Principles and Practices3
HRM260Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HRM265Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism3
HRM270Hospitality Marketing3
HRM280Hospitality and Tourism Law3
HRM290Ecotourism3
REC210Leisure Delivery Systems3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere (3) OR
GCU122World Geography II: Western Hemisphere (3)3
 
HRM235Club Management3
HRM250Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II3
 
HRM295AAHospitality Internship (1) OR
HRM295ABHospitality Internship (2) OR
HRM295ACHospitality Internship (3)1-3
 
REC120Leisure and the Quality of Life3
 
REC120may be used as either a Restricted Elective or Social-Behavioral Science, it may not be used to satisfy both.
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication (COM) area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
REC120Leisure and the Quality of Life (3)3
 
REC120may be used as either a Restricted Elective or Social-Behavioral Science, it may not be used to satisfy both.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.
Competencies
  • Create favorable guest experiences by using professional service management techniques in a hospitality environment. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM146, HRM150, HRM160, HRM235, HRM250, HRM265, HRM270, HRM280, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, REC120, (COM))
  • Demonstrate the essential functions of hospitality industry management, including human resources, guest services, property management, and hospitality and tourism law. (HRM235, HRM260, HRM270, HRM280, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC)
  • Communicate in an effective manner, consistent with the professional standards of the hospitality industry. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM146, HRM260, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, REC120, (COM), (CRE), [FYC])
  • Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into hospitality business practice. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM146, HRM235, HRM260, HRM265, HRM270, HRM280, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, ECN211, ECN212, REC120, (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and current trends that comprise the hospitality industry. (HRM145, HRM146, HRM150, HRM160, HRM235, HRM250, HRM260, HRM270, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, ECN211, ECN212, REC120, REC210)
  • Critically analyze a wide range of problems in the hospitality industry to generate applicable solutions. (HRM150, HRM235, HRM250, HRM260, HRM265, HRM270, HRM280, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, ECN211, ECN212, (COM), (CRE), [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Organize special events from concept through completion, including planning, coordination, marketing, financing and risk management. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM146, HRM265, HRM270)
  • Manage the planning and execution of meetings, conventions and exhibitions, including coordination, logistics, venue selection, budgeting. (HRM145, HRM146, HRM160, HRM265, [HU])
  • 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. (HRM110, HRM160, HRM270, HRM290, ECN211, ECN212, GCU121, GCU122, PSY101, [HU])
  • Employ analytical and decision ­making processes essential to manage financial aspects of hospitality and tourism operations. (HRM150, HRM160, HRM250, HRM265, [MA])
  • Relate the history and emergence of ecotourism to the establishment of policies and management practices associated with sustainable development. (HRM160, HRM270, HRM290, REC210, [SG], [SQ])
  • Manage the delivery of leisure services in public, commercial, and independent sectors, particularly in an urban setting. (HRM110, HRM160, REC210, REC120)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list 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.