The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program's mission is to educate, train and develop students for career-oriented positions as managers and leaders in the dynamic hospitality industry’s diverse array of businesses.
This program provides students the foundation needed to pursue a rewarding career in the hospitality and tourism industry, which is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida. Educational coursework includes an emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to do the following:
Candidates for careers 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.
The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently among the fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today’s market are expressing a preference for education over experience. Nationally, the demand for graduates from programs like the Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management already surpasses the number of viable candidates.
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.
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Resource: Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework
Notes: The program is Hospitality and Tourism Management (FSCJ A.S. Program 2214; 60credit hours, CIP: 52.0901). The data source is AA‐1A VERIFICATION REPORT DATA SET and Report for applicable years 1E ‐ 3E SUBMISSION (accessed 11/27/20). Following year retention includes completers in that year. Contact FSCJ Institutional and Workforce Analytics.
The following scholarships are available for students. Please visit the Scholarships Page for more information and to apply.