Travel and Tourism, Certificate of Specialization

Forest Park

This course of study is designed for students seeking entry-level positions in the field of travel and tourism. The curriculum is intended as a two-semester program covering travel industry segments, terms and definitions, codes, and tourism geography, along with computer automation and Internet use as related to the profession.

Persons interested in this program should possess keyboarding and computer navigation abilities, an aptitude for memorization, along with developed interpersonal and organizational skills.

Graduates are eligible to pursue entry-level employment opportunities with travel agencies, tour companies, airlines, car rental firms, incentive travel organizations, and Internet travel entities.

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Core Courses
IS 123Introduction to Windows1
IS 151Computer Applications in Business4
HTM 105Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry1
HTM 110Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry2
GEG 106World Geography3
Focus Courses
HTM 260Travel and Tourism Foundations6
HTM 270Travel and Tourism Computer Systems5
HTM 265Travel and Tourism Destination Geography3
Total Credit Hours25
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
IS 123 Introduction to Windows 1
GEG 106 World Geography 3
HTM 260 Travel and Tourism Foundations 6
HTM 110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry 2
 Credit Hours12
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business 4
HTM 270 Travel and Tourism Computer Systems 5
HTM 265 Travel and Tourism Destination Geography 3
HTM 105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours25