Spa and Wellness Center Management

Spa and Wellness Center Management - AAS

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 Code

3079  Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/Spa and Wellness Center Management

Other Degree Options

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Spa and Wellness Center Management is built into the AAS. If you complete the AAS you will also receive the CCL.

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 here for 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 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • MAT112 or higher Mathematical Concepts 3-5 credits
  • HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 credits
  • HES100 Healthful Living 3 credits
  • COM100 or COM110 or COM230 Oral Communication 3 credits

Second Semester Courses

  • ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking OR “exempt” on placement test 0-3 credits
  • ACC211  Financial Accounting OR
    • HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 credits
  • HRM130 Guest Services Management 3 credits
  • HRM150 Hospitality/Tourism Information Systems I 3 credits

Third Semester Courses

  • ECN211, ECN212, PSY101, or
    • REC120 Social-Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
  • HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3 credits
  • HRM220 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 credits
  • Natural Science 4 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course
  • WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1 credit
  • HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law credits 3 credits

Fourth Semester Courses

  • Humanities, Arts and Design 3 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course
  • HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3 credits
  • WED165 Overview of Massage Therapy 2 credits
  • HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 credits
  • Restricted Electives 6 credits
    • See Checksheet for Restricted Elective courses.

Some courses are offered only one semester per year.

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Major: 
3079
Effective term: 
2016 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
61-66
CIP Code: 
52.0906
Description

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.

Award notes

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:33
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) OR
HRM265Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism (3)3
 
HES100Healthful Living3
HES154First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation3
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HRM130Guest Services Management3
HRM150Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I3
HRM220Hospitality Managerial Accounting3
HRM260Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HRM270Hospitality Marketing3
HRM280Hospitality and Tourism Law3
WED162Meditation and Wellness1
WED165Overview of Massage Therapy2
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service3
EXS112Professional Applications of Fitness Principles3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
HRM145Events Management3
HRM235Club Management3
HRM250Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II3
HRM290Ecotourism3
 
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 Fitness2
WED151Introduction to Alternative Medicine3
WED172Overview of Herbal Remedies1
WED195AASpecial Topics in Wellness Education A0.50
WED195ABSpecial Topics in Wellness Education A1
WED195ACSpecial Topics in Wellness Education A2
WED218Aromatherapy1
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
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.
Competencies
  • Define the principles and practices of financial accounting. (ACC211, HRM265)
  • 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)
  • Apply first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in appropriate situations. (HES154)
  • Identify the elements that comprise the hospitality and tourism industry and describe current trends in the industry. (HRM110)
  • Describe the functions, responsibilities, and controls of the front desk of a hotel operation. (HRM130)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and applications of software used in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM150)
  • Identify positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology and the consequences of misuse. (HRM150)
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of financial statement analysis and the analytical techniques used in hospitality management. (HRM220)
  • 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)
  • Identify and describe the major components of marketing in the hospitality industry. (HRM270)
  • Identify and describe the major legal responsibilities and liabilities in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM280)
  • Describe the physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health and on human behavior and performance. (WED162)
  • Describe the benefits of therapeutic massage, its physiological and psychological effects, and its relationship to health and wellness. (WED165)
  • Describe the legal requirements for therapeutic massage practice in Arizona and the importance of personal performance competencies in practitioners. (WED165)