This program is not currently accepting new students.

The Travel and Tourism industry is one that is continually developing. The Travel and Tourism certificate has a travel counselor/agent focus. Emphasis is placed on geography, cruise and tour, ecotourism, digital marketing, and sales. Courses in this program will transfer into the degree program: Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

This program is financial aid eligible. 

Travel and Tourism Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
DCOM 105CDigital Communications303
GEOG 110CIntroduction to Cultural Geography303
HSTM 101CIntroduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry¥303
HSTM 205CQuality Service Management303
HSTM 230BCPrinciples of Ecotourism Management303
HSTM 260CHospitality Sales and Marketing+303
HSTM 263CTourism Planning and Cruise Sales303

¥ 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.

+ HSTM 260C is only through Online & Continuing Education.

*Any course with a prefix of HSTM that is not a required course.

Note: Students matriculating into this certificate program are expected to possess a working knowledge of software applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, or to have successfully completed NHTI’s IST 102C (PC Applications) or comparable course. 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

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.

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