Associates of Science in Tourism and Hospitality

An associate degree is a post-secondary degree that is typically earned in two years and prepares recipients to either enter the work force or pursue more education in the form of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. An associate degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and credits can often be transferred to a bachelor’s degree program. What is an Ass… Read more

An associate degree is a post-secondary degree that is typically earned in two years and prepares recipients to either enter the work force or pursue more education in the form of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. An associate degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and credits can often be transferred to a bachelor’s degree program.

What is an Associate of Science in Tourism and Hospitality? This degree equips recipients with the communication, research and resource management skills needed to enter a variety of careers in the tourism and leisure industry. Business-related courses factor heavily in the curriculum for this degree. Students learn the basics of event management, lodging operations and facilities management, as well as the nuts and bolts of the business via accounting and marketing classes. Finally, courses in topics such as human resources and hospitality law equip degree seekers with a strong foundation in the business side of tourism and hospitality.

Benefits of this degree include the ability to gain valuable classroom and experiential learning that can impress would-be employers. Degreed job seekers also tend to command higher starting salaries.

How much this degree costs will depend on the specifics of each individual school, including the length and intensity of their program. Reach out to prospective schools for details.

Degree recipients hit the ground running in a wide spectrum of careers that encompass everything from one-on-one vacation planning to handling operations for major resorts. Graduates may choose careers in food and beverage, casino or hotel management, or may look more to managing staff in travel human resources positions.

Earning a tourism and hospitality associate degree is a personal and professional achievement to be proud of. To learn more about how you can earn an associate degree in tourism and hospitality, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge required in the field of restaurant management including professional cooking, sanitation pract ... +

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge required in the field of restaurant management including professional cooking, sanitation practices, institutional purchasing, beverage and bar operations, banquet and catering presentation, and management principles for food service personnel. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, USA

This Associate of Science in Hospitality and Restaurant Management prepares students for mid-level or Manager-In-Training position in the hospitality industry. Students gain p ... +

This Associate of Science in Hospitality and Restaurant Management prepares students for mid-level or Manager-In-Training position in the hospitality industry. Students gain practical and management training in food safety and sanitation, food production, dining room service management, supervision, cost control, financial accounting, lodging management, and hospitality law. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Valencia College
Orlando, USA

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career ... +

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the hospitality industry. Not only is our program located in Orlando, one of the most popular tourist areas in the country, it also boasts a state-of-the-art facility—the Walt Disney World Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, complete with a sophisticated computer lab equipped with a dynamic point-of-sale system and a hotel front desk simulation area. Valencia’s program combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training to help you move into supervisory and mid-management positions in lodging, food service, tourism, and hospitality. One of the most valuable aspects of the program is the 240-hour internship, which enables you to develop skills and expertise in guest services and management, as well as technical areas. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
04 May 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown, USA

This transfer program is designed for students seeking a management position in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry encompasses restaurants, hotels, event plann ... +

This transfer program is designed for students seeking a management position in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry encompasses restaurants, hotels, event planning, theme parks, beach clubs, golf clubs, resorts, cruise lines, casinos, and sports teams. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
08 Sep 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Ancilla College
Donaldson, USA

Ancilla College’s Hospitality and Tourism associate of science degree program has been designed to provide an academic curriculum where a well-rounded liberal arts education, ... +

Ancilla College’s Hospitality and Tourism associate of science degree program has been designed to provide an academic curriculum where a well-rounded liberal arts education, general business knowledge, and general management principles are taught and provided as well as providing the knowledge and fostering skills specific to hospitality, lodging, tourism and other leisure businesses... -
Associate of Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Philadelphia, USA

The Associate of Science in Hotel Management prepares students for management positions in hotels and resorts around the world.

The Associate of Science in Hotel Management prepares students for management positions in hotels and resorts around the world. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
60 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, USA

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program prepares students for employment in management positions in the hospitality industry and/or to provide supplemental training for ... +

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program prepares students for employment in management positions in the hospitality industry and/or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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