Overview

The Hospitality and Tourism industry continues to grow and expand globally. New Hampshire’s tourism industry shares in its growth with an increase of job opportunities around the state. You can prepare for a career in hotels, conference centers, wedding planning, sales and marketing, guest services, tourism associations, travel agencies, airlines, and attractions.

Courses are offered during the day, evening, and 100% online.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a certificate to specialize your skills in:

The A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Hospitality and Tourism Management

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
#HSTM 101CIntroduction to Hospitality and Tourism ¥303
#BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing303
 DCOM 105CDigital Communications303
 MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning or higher404
 17
Spring Semester
 ACCT 101CAccounting I303
#GEOG 110CIntroduction to Cultural Geography303
 XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
#HSTM 205CQuality Service Management303
#HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxCHSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C*303
 15

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
 BUS 225CBusiness Law I303
#HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxCHSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C*303
#HSTM 245CEvent Meeting and Conference Planning303
 ACCT 102CAccounting II303
 SOCI xxxCSocial Science Elective303
 15
Spring Semester
#BUS 270CPrinciples of Management303
#HSTM 280CSenior Travel Seminar303
 BUS 273CHuman Resource Management303
#HSTM/DCOM/BUS xxxCHSTM/DCOM Elective or BUS 174C*303
 XX xxxCScience Elective**3-403-4
 15-16
TOTAL CREDITS62-63
# 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

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.

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.

Internship

You can earn course credit while also building industry experience through an internship. You will work with a faculty member to find an internship location based on your desired specialization in hospitality. While working at the internship site, you will learn the necessary skills to become a successful member of the New Hampshire hospitality industry.

Travel and Tourism/Hotel Administration Internship Sites

  • American Automobile Association (AAA)
  • Comfort Inn
  • Courtyard by Marriot
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Holiday Inn
  • Lakes Region Association
  • Omni Mount Washington
  • State of New Hampshire Department of Tourism
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Walt Disney World

62-63 Credits Required

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid