Tourism Development and Management

The Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management program is designed to prepare graduates for management careers in tourism development and management. The program provides an industry-specific planning and management foundation that examines tourism sectors, consumer behavior, and factors that influence tourism development and promotion. Graduates acquire a specific mix of skills that focus on the interaction of tourism with the economy, environment, and people.

Program Codes

3101 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management
5607 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Hospitality: Tourism Development and Management

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Program Contacts

Janelle Hoffman, Hospitality & Tourism Program Director
Office: AP-246
Phone: (480) 423-6260

Gary Ward, Division Chair
Office: AP-247
Phone: (480) 423-6685

Donna Medina, Administrative Specialist Sr.
Office: AP-251
Phone: (480) 423-6578

Program Notes:

  • Set up an advising meeting by emailing
  • Enroll in the courses listed in the Program Curriculum above
  • For permission to take upper-level class:
    • Email  and provide us with the following.
      • Full name
      • Student ID#
      • Course number and section of classes you would like to take
      • Brief explanation of your educational and industry background
Transfer Options

All HRM program classes transfer in some capacity to in-state universities as well as other institutions around the country - this excludes developmental academic courses.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Hotel Management 
  • Event Planner
  • Tourism Planning
  • Cruise ship operations
  • Enter the workforce

Representative job titles:

  • Travel Agents ($17.78 per hour)
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planning ($23.22 per hour)

Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be best for candidates with hospitality experience and a bachelor’s degree in meeting and event management, hospitality, or tourism management.

Job prospects should be best for travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers. (BLS, 2018)