Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality law, accounting, sanitation, marketing and sales

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Hospitality Management degree program provides students with hotel management courses and tourism management courses, that teach basic hospitality management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the hotel, motel, lodging and tourism industry. Educational coursework includes an emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills.

The hospitality degree program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida.

Students in this hospitality management degree are required to complete 600 internship hours in the hospitality/tourism field where they gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.

Candidates for jobs in this field must have an understanding of accounting principles, good customer service skills and basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. Typical hospitality managers’ jobs include hotel managers, front desk manager, manager of housekeeping or manager of operations. 


This program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654 (410) 226-5527 and graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager certification.

Program Code: 2214

60 Credits

School of Business, Professional Studies and Public Safety
Additional Costs

Must also purchase a knife set, approved chef's uniform, black non-skid shoes and textbooks prior to enrolling in any food production class. Students enrolled in dining room courses will be required to purchase dining room uniforms.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.



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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed in hospitality industry jobs or tourism industry jobs. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

Career Opportunities

Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably (Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

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