The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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. Students may apply these courses towards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management (3101).
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
It takes a minimum of 1 to 2 years depending on the number of courses taken each semester. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).
The estimated cost of the program is $3,315 (39 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 here for a list of out-of-county and other fees.
Some classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|HRM110||Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management||3|
|HRM146||International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions||3|
|HRM150||Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I||3|
|HRM160||Tourism Principles and Practices||3|
|HRM260||Hospitality Human Resource Management||3|
|HRM265||Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism||3|
|HRM280||Hospitality and Tourism Law||3|
|REC210||Leisure Delivery Systems||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|GCU121||World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere (3) OR|
|GCU122||World Geography II: Western Hemisphere (3)||3|
|HRM250||Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II||3|
|HRM295AA||Hospitality Internship (1) OR|
|HRM295AB||Hospitality Internship (2) OR|
|HRM295AC||Hospitality Internship (3)||1-3|
|REC120||Leisure and the Quality of Life||3|
- 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, REC120, REC210)
- 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, REC120, REC210)
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into hospitality business practice. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM146, HRM235, HRM260, HRM265, HRM270, HRM280, HRM290, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC120)
- 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, 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)
- 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)
- 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, GCU121, GCU122)
- Employ analytical and decision making processes essential to manage financial aspects of hospitality and tourism operations. (HRM150, HRM160, HRM250, HRM265)
- Relate the history and emergence of ecotourism to the establishment of policies and management practices associated with sustainable development. (HRM160, HRM270, HRM290, REC210)
- Manage the delivery of leisure services in public, commercial, and independent sectors, particularly in an urban setting. (HRM110, HRM160, REC120, REC210)
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.