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Hospitality and Tourism Summer Residency Program

This is a hands-on, interactive practicum in which students will experience the operations of a hotel/resort while in residence. Students will complete five (5) full days engaging in the back-of-the-house operations. The hotel areas include: Front Desk, Housekeeping, Engineering, HR, Food and Beverage, Meeting and Convention Space, Sales and Marketing, and Recreation Operations. Proficiency in […]

Hospitality and Tourism Internship

The internship offers the opportunity to put learned theory to practical application in a supervised work environment. Students are required to complete a minimum of 90 hours and complete a portfolio on the internship. Periodic conferences between the site supervisor and NHTI internship coordinators are scheduled to monitor and evaluate student progress. This course is […]

Senior Travel Seminar

This course addresses current issues in the hospitality/tourism industry through discussion, reports (oral and written) and reading professional literature. Students will examine business ethics and professional development through the use of the case studies. Additional topics include resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Students will complete a capstone project related to their interest in the Hospitality […]

Catering Operations

Food Service can determine the success or failure of any event. Catering Operations examines how a conference/event planner designs and implements the food service needs of the event. Students will review menu planning and design, software programs, beverage operations service and standards training. (Prerequisite: HSTM 101C or HSTM 110C with a grade of “C” or […]

Food and Beverage Management

Students will examine the financial relationship of the food and beverage aspect of the hotel industry. Topics covered are: marketing, food purchase controls, production, service, management of bar and beverage, sales techniques and sanitation.

Tour Planning and Cruise Sales

The first half of the class is devoted to planning, guiding and escorting tours. Students will develop a tour, budget and marketing plan. Additional areas covered are group behavior, ethics and dealing with the unexpected disasters. The second half will focus on the cruise industry. Knowledge of cruise lines, destination, amenities and marketing/sales is examined. […]

Hospitality Sales and Marketing

This course focuses on the hospitality markets and products. The student will analyze the organization of the hotel sales and marketing department by looking at the importance of increasing revenue through special market segment, planning itineraries with tour operators, brochure design and advertisement. (Prerequisite: HSTM 101C or HSTM 110C with a grade of “C” or […]

Principles of Wedding Planner Management

This course provides an introduction to the planning and management of weddings. Students will examine all aspects of wedding planning from event coordination to design and planning of weddings, including destination weddings. Key content to be studied includes: culture, contracts, timelines, budgets, venues, food and beverage management, ceremonies, music, and correlated issues. Time management skills […]

Event, Meeting and Convention Planning

This course gives students the experience in developing an event, meeting and/or conference program. Students will go through the step-by-step process of pre-planning, budget/agenda preparation, and marketing the event. Other topics include sales, negotiations and contracts. Students will complete a portfolio to include an agenda, floor plan, budget and brochure. (Prerequisite: HSTM 101C or HSTM […]

Principles of Ecotourism Management

This course will introduce students to the history, concepts, marketing, planning and management of ecotourism activities and development. Students will exam the relationship between natural and cultural resources with a special focus on rural areas, wildlife sanctuaries and other areas of forests, mountains, beaches and island people’s way of life for sustainable use in tourism. […]

Writing for the Travel Professional

Travel writing provides some of the most powerful, elegant, and descriptive forms of writing. Travel writing ranges across the whole of the modern world, dealing with issues as varied as environment, culture, history, geographic, and political issues. The first part of the course will review the evolution/history of travel writing. The second part will review […]

Special topics courses listed under

Courses listed under this heading provide the opportunity to focus on specialized topical issues encompassing the tourism/hospitality industry and will be offered with an interdisciplinary approach. Faculty will be presenting material not normally covered in regular course offerings. (Prerequisite: HSTM 101C or HSTM 110C with a grade of “C” or higher or permission of the […]