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).
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Create favorable guest experiences by using professional service management techniques in a hospitality environment.
- Demonstrate the essential functions of hospitality industry management, including human resources, guest services, property management, and hospitality and tourism law.
- Communicate in an effective manner, consistent with the professional standards of the hospitality industry.
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into hospitality business practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and current trends that comprise the hospitality industry.
- Critically analyze a wide range of problems in the hospitality industry to generate applicable solutions.
- Organize special events from concept through completion, including planning, coordination, marketing, financing and risk management.
- Manage the planning and execution of meetings, conventions and exhibitions, including coordination, logistics, venue selection, budgeting.
- 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.
- Employ analytical and decision making processes essential to manage financial aspects of hospitality and tourism operations.
- Relate the history and emergence of ecotourism to the establishment of policies and management practices associated with sustainable development.
- Manage the delivery of leisure services in public, commercial, and independent sectors, particularly in an urban setting.
Successful completion of this program 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.
General and Operations Managers
Human Resources Managers
Managers, All Other
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- 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 CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|HRM110||Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management||3|
|HRM150||Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|REC210||Leisure Delivery Systems||3|
|HRM146||International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|HRM290||Ecotourism||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|HRM265||Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110. MAT140 or MAT141 or MAT142 recommended but not required.||3|
|HRM160||Tourism Principles and Practices||3|
|HRM270||Hospitality Marketing||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|HRM280||Hospitality and Tourism Law||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|HRM260||Hospitality Human Resource Management||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110 or permission of Instructor.||3|
|RE||Restricted Electives||Recommend HRM295||3|
|RE||Restricted Electives||Recommend HRM235||3|
|GCU121 or |
|World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere or World Geography II: Western Hemisphere||G, SB||3|
|HRM235||Club Management||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in HRM110.||3|
|HRM250||Hospitality And Tourism Information Systems II||Prerequisites: (HRM110 and HRM150) or permission of Instructor.||3|
|HRM295AA or |
|Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship or Hospitality Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division. or Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division. or Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||1–3|
|REC120||Leisure and the Quality of Life||SB||3|
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.
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.