Hospitality and Tourism, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

The Hospitality and Tourism curriculum will prepare students for first-level management trainee positions in the hospitality industry with a focus choice of either Hotel Management, Food and Beverage Management, Event Planning, or Travel and Tourism. The graduate will be prepared to enter the industry at a low-supervisory or pre-supervisory level and to perform appropriate functions and duties. The program is a combined curriculum for academic training and practical application (structured experience in hospitality) courses leading to an AAS Degree in Hospitality and Tourism. The graduate will be prepared for employment in a variety of operations in the Hospitality industry or to continue their education at a four-year institution.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
COM 101Oral Communication I3
or COM 107 Public Speaking
MTH 108Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)3
XXX xxxSocial Science3
XXX xxxNatural Science or Mathematics3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
ACC 100Applied Accounting3
IS 123Introduction to Windows1
IS 151Computer Applications in Business4
HTM 100Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
HTM 105Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1
HTM 110Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2
HTM 115Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3
HTM 120Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3
HTM 200Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3
HTM 205Legal Aspects of Hospitality3
HTM 210Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3
HTM 215Hospitality Sales and Marketing3
Select one of the following focus areas:12-14
Hotel Management
Food and Beverage
Event Planning
Travel and Tourism
Total Credit Hours64-66

Focus Areas

Hotel Management

CUL 101Safety and Sanitation1
HTM 240Workplace Learning: Hospitality2
HTM 220Hotel Facilities Management3
HTM 225Hotel Operations3
Total Credit Hours12

Food and Beverage Management

CUL 101Safety and Sanitation1
HTM 240Workplace Learning: Hospitality2
HTM 230Bar and Beverage Management3
HTM 235Foodservice Design and Layout3
Total Credit Hours12

Event Planning Management

HTM 245Event Planning I3
HTM 250Event Planning II3
HTM 255Event Planning III3
Total Credit Hours12

Travel and Tourism

HTM 260Travel and Tourism Foundations6
HTM 270Travel and Tourism Computer Systems5
HTM 265Travel and Tourism Destination Geography3
Total Credit Hours14