Tourism Development and Management

Tourism Development and Management - AAS

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/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 Code

3101 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/Tourism Development and Management

Other Degree Options

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Tourism Development and 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 herefor 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 or ENG107 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • MAT112 or higher Mathematical Concepts 3-5 credits
  • HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 credits
  • HRM145 Events Management 3 credits

Second Semester Courses

  • ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking OR “exempt” on placement test 0-3 credits
  • HRM146 International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions 3 credits
  • REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3 credits
  • HRM150 Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I 3 credits

Third Semester Courses

  • ECN211, ECN212, PSY101, or REC120 Social-Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
  • HRM160 Tourism Principles and Practices 3 credits
  • COM225 Public Speaking 3 credits
  • Restricted Elective 3 credits
    • See checksheet. Students need a total of 6 credits.

Fourth Semester Courses

  • Humanities, Arts and Design 3 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course
  • HRM265 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 credits
  • HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 credits
  • Restricted Elective 3 credits
    • See checksheet. Students need a total of 6 credits.

Fifth Semester Courses

  • HRM270 Hospitality Marketing 3 credits
  • HRM280 Hospitality and Tourism Law 3 credits
  • HRM290 Ecotourism  3 credits
  • Natural Science 4 credits
    • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course

Some courses are offered only one semester per year.

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Major: 
3101
Effective term: 
2016 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
61-66
CIP Code: 
52.0903
Description

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism/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.

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
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HRM145Events Management3
HRM146International Meetings, Conventions and Exhibitions3
HRM150Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I3
HRM160Tourism Principles and Practices3
HRM260Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HRM265Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism3
HRM270Hospitality Marketing3
HRM280Hospitality and Tourism Law3
HRM290Ecotourism3
REC210Leisure Delivery Systems3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6
GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere (3) OR
GCU122World Geography II: Western Hemisphere (3)3
 
HRM235Club Management3
HRM250Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems II3
HRM296WCCooperative Education3
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
COM225Public Speaking3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
 
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
  • Identify the elements that comprise the hospitality and tourism industry and describe current industry trends. (HRM110)
  • Describe the organization of special events from concept through completion, including planning, coordination, marketing, financing and risk management. (HRM145)
  • Explain the planning and execution of multinational and multicultural meetings, conventions and exhibitions, including coordination, logistics, venue selection, budgeting and critical cultural competencies. (HRM146)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems and software applications used in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM150)
  • Describe tourism sectors, consumer behavior, and factors that influence tourism and explain the interaction of tourism with the economy, environment and people. (HRM160)
  • 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)
  • Explain common analytical and decision-making processes essential to managing profitability, financing growth and other investment decisions in hospitality and tourism operations. (HRM265)
  • Identify and describe the major components of marketing in the hospitality and tourism industry. (HRM270)
  • Identify and describe the major legal responsibilities and potential liabilities associated with hospitality and tourism management. (HRM280)
  • Describe the history and emergence of ecotourism and the establishment of policies and management practices associated with sustainable development. (HRM290)
  • 11. Explain the delivery of leisure services in public, commercial, and independent sectors; particularly on the urban setting. (REC210)