Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management - AAS

Effective term: 
2016 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management degree is designed to prepare graduates for management careers in spa and wellness center management. The program is designed to prepare students with an industry-specific business foundation combined with an overview of healthful living courses with specific application to spa and wellness center management. The curriculum is designed with a specific mix of skills that are in high demand with employers in a rapid-growth segment of the hospitality industry.

Program notes

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

ACC211Financial Accounting (3) OR
HRM265Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism (3) 3
HES100Healthful Living 3
HES154First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
HRM130Guest Services Management 3
HRM150Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3
HRM220Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3
HRM260Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
HRM270Hospitality Marketing 3
HRM280Hospitality and Tourism Law 3
WED162Meditation and Wellness 1
WED165Overview of Massage Therapy 2
Restricted Electives
CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service 3
EXS112Professional Applications of Fitness Principles 3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3
HRM145Events Management 3
HRM235Club Management 3
HRM250Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II 3
HRM290Ecotourism 3
HRM296WCCooperative Education (3) OR
PED296WCCooperative Education (3) 3
PED101TCTai Chi (1) OR
PED102TCTai Chi - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103TCTai Chi (0.50) OR
PED201TCTai Chi - Advanced (1) 1
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.50) OR
PED201YOYoga - Advanced (1) 1
PED116Cardiovascular Fitness 2
WED151Introduction to Alternative Medicine 3
WED172Overview of Herbal Remedies 1
WED195AASpecial Topics in Wellness Education A 0.50
WED195ABSpecial Topics in Wellness Education A 1
WED195ACSpecial Topics in Wellness Education A 2
WED218Aromatherapy 1
General Education
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
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design 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
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  1. Define the principles and practices of financial accounting. (ACC211, HRM265)
  2. Identify and describe the basic component of health and wellness, including the application of stress management, nutrition, fitness and environmental health to an optimal life style. (HES100)
  3. Apply first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in appropriate situations. (HES154)
  4. Identify the elements that comprise the hospitality and tourism industry and describe current trends in the industry. (HRM110)
  5. Describe the functions, responsibilities, and controls of the front desk of a hotel operation. (HRM130)
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and applications of software used in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM150)
  7. Identify positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology and the consequences of misuse. (HRM150)
  8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of financial statement analysis and the analytical techniques used in hospitality management. (HRM220)
  9. Identify the skills needed to recruit, select, train, and evaluate personnel in the hospitality industry, and describe the procedures used to manage turnover and control costs. (HRM260)
  10. Identify and describe the major components of marketing in the hospitality industry. (HRM270)
  11. Identify and describe the major legal responsibilities and liabilities in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM280)
  12. Describe the physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health and on human behavior and performance. (WED162)
  13. Describe the benefits of therapeutic massage, its physiological and psychological effects, and its relationship to health and wellness. (WED165)
  14. Describe the legal requirements for therapeutic massage practice in Arizona and the importance of personal performance competencies in practitioners. (WED165)