Your hospitality and tourism career awaits

Get the skills and credentials you need for an exciting career in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students in this program are highly recruited for employment at local, national and international companies in a growing and dynamic industry.

Our Hospitality and Tourism Management A.S. Degree can help boost your strengths and career options as a manager in the hospitality industry. Courses cover supervision, cost control, sanitation, laws governing the food and beverage and hospitality industries, customer service, front office procedures and food service operations.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Lodging Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

4,380

2026

5,020

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

530

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN IN THE Hospitality and Tourism Management A.S. Degree

  • Management theory and supervisory development
  • Guest experiences and marketing
  • Decision making and leadership
  • Organizational, communications and human relations skills
  • Legal and ethical requirements of the profession

Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate in Science

HMGT-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Greg Nenstiel
Dean
(727) 341-3026
nenstiel.greg@spcollege.edu


Alanna Olah
Instructor-in-Charge
(727) 341-7144
Olah.Alanna@SPCollege.edu


Program Summary

Students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration in addition to hotel management courses, which enables them to make appropriate business decisions. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in hotels, cruise ships, resorts and restaurants or transferring to a state university in the same discipline. The general college admissions policy applies to all students entering the Hospitality and Tourism Management program.

Fully transferable to a Bachelor's Degree at University of South Florida - Sarasota/Manatee.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1252090101: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Federal CIP Code

52.0901: Hospitality Administration/Management, General.


Graduation Rules

Complete the support and professional core courses listed in the program with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 overall average.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Communications - Speech (Complete 3 credits)

SPC 1065 Business and Professional Speaking 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer/Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 course)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 42 credits

ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 3
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
FSS 2235C Introductory Food Production Management 3
HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1300 Housekeeping Operations 3
HFT 1410 Front Office Procedures 3
HFT 1941 Operations and Service Practicum 2
HFT 2265 Food Service Operations 3
HFT 2450 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HFT 2600 Hospitality Law 3
* HFT 2750 The Event Industry 3
HFT 2942 Hospitality Internship 3
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3
MNA 1751 Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service 1

* Previously HFT XXXX. Updated 11.1.2017

Total Credits 60

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

Each of SPC's hospitality and tourism certificates transfer to our Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING

SPC also offers short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Business Administration Certificate