Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
# HSTM 101C Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism ¥ 3 0 3
# BUS 170C Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
  DCOM 105C Digital Communications 3 0 3
  MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher 4 0 4
Spring Semester
  ACCT 101C Accounting I 3 0 3
# GEOG 110C Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
# HSTM 205C Quality Service Management 3 0 3
# HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxC HSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C* 3 0 3
Fall Semester
  BUS 225C Business Law I 3 0 3
# HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxC HSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C* 3 0 3
# HSTM 245C Event Meeting and Conference Planning 3 0 3
  ACCT 102C Accounting II 3 0 3
  SOCI xxxC Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Spring Semester
# BUS 270C Principles of Management 3 0 3
# HSTM 280C Senior Travel Seminar 3 0 3
  BUS 273C Human Resource Management 3 0 3
# HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxC HSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C* 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Science Elective** 3-4 0 3-4
# Indicates major field courses.
¥ A Travel Fee of $75 will be assessed for all students taking HSTM 101C. The money will be used to defray some of the costs associated with student travel experiences. There will be additional costs to students associated with some of the more extensive trips.
*Any course with an HSTM prefix that is not a required course including ACCT 102C.
** BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement.
Note: Students must maintain Internet access, including a professional working email address, throughout their participation in this program.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Hospitality and Tourism industry continues to grow and expand globally. New Hampshire's tourism industry shares in its growth. Opportunities for professional growth within the hospitality industry are excellent. The curriculum will prepare students for careers in hotels, conference centers, sales and marketing, guest services, tourism associations, travel agencies, airlines and attractions. Students will receive instruction in sales, customer service, relationship marketing, communications, accounting and legal issues.

Courses are offered day and evening. This program is now also available 100% online.

Elective options give students the opportunity to complete a certificate in:

There are many travel opportunities through NHTI's travel education programs. Past trips have included: World Travel Market Expo, London, England; New York Times Travel Show, NYC; Boston Globe Travel Show, Boston; China; Bermuda; Spain; and Orlando, FL. (Additional fees may apply)

The A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.

Career Guide

Transfer Information

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. College preparatory course (or equivalent) in English and/or Communications; good verbal abilities and writing skills are major considerations for acceptance into the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program;
  2. Computer keyboarding skills are essential.

Note: Applicants should be aware that all associate degree programs at NHTI require successful completion of at least one semester of college level mathematics. Therefore, the college strongly recommends that all applicants successfully complete high school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher prior to admission. Those students whose placement testing does not demonstrate readiness for college level mathematics may require more than two years to complete their degree.

Travel and Tourism/Hotel Administration Internship Sites

American Automobile Association (AAA), Concord, NH
American Automobile Association (AAA), Lebanon, NH
Comfort Inn, Concord, NH
Courtyard by Marriot, Concord, NH
Fairfield Inn, Merrimack, NH
Hampton Inn, Concord, NH
Holiday Inn, Concord, NH
Lakes Region Association, Tilton, NH
Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH
Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
State of New Hampshire Department of Tourism, Concord, NH
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Health, Character and Technical Standards

Technical standards have been established to provide guidance to students regarding skills and abilities required to function successfully in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and ultimately in the Hospitality/Tourism profession. Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree and any of the related certificate programs must be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to act in a professional manner on field trips or at internship locations;
  2. sufficient vision, hearing, and verbal abilities to express and exchange information and ideas, as well as to interpret important instructions in the classroom or at internship locations;
  3. the ability to work with frequent interruptions, to respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and to cope with extreme variations in workload and stress levels.

Although not a technical standard for entry into the Hospitality and Tourism Management programs, applicants should be aware that some positions may require the physical ability to stand for long periods and to lift up to 70 pounds.

Additional Information


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Aaron Conn
Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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