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 I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
COM 101Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3
or COM 107 Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
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 1051
HTM 1102
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 2203
HTM 225Hotel Operations3
Elective3
Total Credit Hours12

Food and Beverage Management

CUL 101Safety and Sanitation1
HTM 240Workplace Learning: Hospitality2
HTM 230Bar and Beverage Management3
HTM 2353
Elective3
Total Credit Hours12

Event Planning Management

HTM 245Meetings and Event Planning3
HTM 2503
HTM 2553
Elective3
Total Credit Hours12

Travel and Tourism

HTM 2606
HTM 2705
HTM 2653
Total Credit Hours14

Food & Beverage Management Focus

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
IS 123 Introduction to Windows1
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency.
HTM 110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2Reading Proficiency.
CUL 101 Safety and Sanitation1Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be activity
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business4IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience.
HTM 105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 230 Bar and Beverage Management3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 235 Foodservice Design and Layout3HTM 100 or HRM 134, and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3  
Natural Sciences Elective or Mathematics Elective3  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100, MTH 108 or Higher, and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100, MTH 108 or higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality2HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in at least one class which is related to student's Major or career interest or with permission of the instructor.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Hospitality Elective3  
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours64

Hotel Management Focus

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
IS 123 Introduction to Windows1
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency.
HTM 110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2Reading Proficiency.
CUL 101 Safety and Sanitation1Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be activity
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business4IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience.
HTM 105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 225 Hotel Operations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 220 Hotel Facilities Management3HTM 100 or HRM 134, and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3  
Natural Sciences Elective or Mathematics Elective3  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100, MTH 108 or Higher, and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100, MTH 108 or higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality2HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in at least one class which is related to student's Major or career interest or with permission of the instructor.
Hospitality Elective3  
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics3  
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours64

Travel & Tourism Focus

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
IS 123 Introduction to Windows1
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency.
HTM 110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be activity
Credit Hours14
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business4IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience.
HTM 105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 260 Travel and Tourism Foundations6Reading Proficiency.
Natural Sciences Elective or Mathematics Elective3  
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3  
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100, MTH 108 or Higher, and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100, MTH 108 or higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 265 Travel and Tourism Destination Geography3GEG 106 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 270 Travel and Tourism Computer Systems5HTM 260 or TUR 104 with minimum grades of "C", IS 123 with a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent experience, and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics3  
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours66

Event Planning Management Focus

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
IS 123 Introduction to Windows1
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency.
HTM 110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2Reading Proficiency.
HTM 245 Meetings and Event Planning3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be activity
Credit Hours17
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business4IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience.
HTM 105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 250 Event Planning II3HTM 245 or HRM 261 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
3Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 255 Event Planning III3HTM 250 or HRM 262 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3  
Natural Sciences Elective or Mathematics Elective3  
Hospitality Elective3  
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100, MTH 108 or Higher, and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100, MTH 108 or higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics3  
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours64

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