The hospitality and tourism industry is seeing growth N.H. This program offers students the opportunity to specialize in digital communications, event/conference management, hotel administration, travel and tourism, and wedding planning management. Courses are offered during the day and evening and can be taken 100% online.

This program can be completed entirely online!

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • 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

First Year

Fall Semester
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
HSTM 101CIntroduction to Hospitality and Tourism1,2303
BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing1303
DCOM 105CDigital Communications303
MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning or higher-level math404
Spring Semester
ACCT 101CAccounting I303
GEOG 110CIntroduction to Cultural Geography1303
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Language elective303
HSTM 205CQuality Service Management1303
HSTM xxxCHospitality and Tourism Management elective1,3 or   
DCOM xxxCDigital Communications elective1,3 or   
BUS 174C*Principles of Sales1,3303

Second Year

Fall Semester

BUS 225CBusiness Law I303
HSTM 245CEvent Meeting and Conference Planning1303
ACCT 102CAccounting II303
SOCI xxxCSocial Science Elective303
HSTM xxxCHospitality and Tourism Management elective1,3 or   
DCOM xxxCDigital Communications elective1,3 or   
BUS 174C*Principles of Sales1,3303
Spring Semester
BUS 270CPrinciples of Management1303
HSTM 280CSenior Travel Seminar1303
BUS 273CHuman Resource Management303
XX xxxCScience Elective43-403-4
HSTM xxxCHospitality and Tourism Management elective1,3 or   
DCOM xxxCDigital Communications elective1,3 or   
BUS 174C*Principles of Sales1,3303
Total Credits62-63

1Indicates major field course

2A travel fee of $75 will be assessed for all students. The money will be used to defray costs associated with student travel experiences. Additional costs will be associated with the more extensive trips.

3Any course with an HSTM prefix is not a required course including ACCT 102C.

4BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement.

Students must maintain Internet access and a professional working email address throughout their participation in this program.

  • College preparatory course (or equivalent) in English and/or Communications
  • Good verbal abilities and writing skills
  • Computer keyboarding skills

All degree programs at NHTI require successful completion of at least one semester of college-level math. We recommend all applicants complete high school Algebra I with a C or higher prior to admission.


Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Apply logical, critical, ethical, and creative processes and information to identify problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and make decisions.
  • Apply mathematical concepts and skills to interpret, understand, and communicate quantitative data.
  • Effectively search for and obtain appropriate information through both traditional and electronic media, evaluate alternative solutions, and make decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appropriate application of computer technology.
  • Demonstrate effective use of individual and team workplace skills.
  • Appropriately integrate and apply the fundamental principles and methods of scientific inquiry, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • Identify and evaluate ethical issues and conflicts, and recognize the responsibility of the individual.
  • Understand the individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business, and realize the importance of and understand the U.S. economic and legal system.

Students who complete this program can enter careers in hotels, conference centers, wedding planning, sales and marketing, guest services, tourism associations, travel agencies, airlines, and attractions.

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

Technical standards provide guidance as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in this program and profession. Students must demonstrate:

  • The ability to act in a professional manner on field trips or at internship locations
  • Sufficient vision, hearing, and verbal abilities to express, interpret, and exchange information and ideas
  • The ability to work with frequent interruptions, respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and cope with variations in workload and stress levels

Although not a technical standard for entry, some positions require the physical ability to stand for long periods and lift up to 70 pounds.


Students can earn course credit while building industry experience by working with a faculty member to find an internship based on their desired specialization. While working at the internship site, they learn necessary skills to become a successful member of the N.H. hospitality industry. Here are some example internships:

  • American Automobile Association (AAA)
  • Comfort Inn
  • Courtyard by Marriot
  • Lakes Region Association
  • Omni Mount Washington
  • State of N.H. Department of Tourism
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Walt Disney World


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