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2000-2001 Catalog

Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Travel
Travel Agency Operations (Travel Agent) (5701)

Vocational Certificate Program

Mission: The Institute of the South for Hospitality and Culinary Arts is dedicated to the meaningful learning and excellent teaching that enables our students to achieve their full potential in the hospitality, dietetics and food service industries. Our long term goal is to empower students to become leading partners in a dynamic prosperous community.

This 450-hour program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the growing and exciting travel/tourism industry. Students will gain experience on an IBM PC simulated system in how to make reservations for flights, hotels, tours and cruises. The course will cover essential topics such as travel agency office operations, tour sales, ticketing, geography and accounting. For information call 766-5563. Students must complete all six courses to receive a certificate.

Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
Professional Courses
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
HMV 0033 Destination Geography
HMV 0502 Sales and Customer Service
HMV 0700 Travel Career Development
HMV 0730 Computer Reservations Training
HMV 0944 Travel/Tourism Internship I
HMV 0945 Travel/Tourism Internship II

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.