Hospitality and Tourism Management (A.S.)

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.

About the Program:

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:  

  • Identify the organization and function of the hospitality industry. 
  • Develop and master basic sanitation competencies by earning the ServSafe Managers Certification
  • Perform communication activities.
  • Identify terminology unique to the food and beverage industry.
  • Manage guest interactions.

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    Additional Costs/Fees: 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.

    Degree: Associate in Science (A.S.)
    Credit Hours: 60 Credits
    Online Program : No
    Program Code: 2214
    Financial Aid Eligible : Yes
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    Program Learning Outcomes

    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.

    Career Options

    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.


    Graduates will be Certified as ServSafe Managers by the National Restaurant Association. Visit for more information.


    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.

    Student Success Rates

    Retention Rates:

    Retained Following Year
    Retained Following Year

    Student Placement Rates:

    2018-19: 95%

    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.

    Program Notice

    The following scholarships are available for students. Please visit the Scholarships Page for more information and to apply.

    • Noody Lewis Endowed Scholarship
    • Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship
    • William & Dorothy Strickland Culinary Endowed Scholarship
    • The School of Culinary Arts Scholarship