Travel and Tourism: Hospitality & Events Management (A.A.S.)
This program prepares students for exciting careers in the travel and tourism industry and the hospitality and events planning field. Graduates are prepared to:
-Demonstrate an understanding of the meetings and convention industry
-Demonstrate knowledge of tour development, sales and operations
-Perform front-office functions for a resort, hotel, or other work areas of the industry
-Describe key marketing and promotion techniques for tourism
-Research and demonstrate an understanding of domestic and international destinations
-Plan and execute a convention, conference, or similar meeting
A hands-on internship experience is built into the program. Internships range from 60-120 hours and 3-6 credits. Sites include airlines, resorts, convention centers, event management companies, hotels, travel agencies, convention and visitors’ bureaus, and Walt Disney World. Many of the courses are taught in the Travel Suite which features a mock airplane, hotel front desk and computer lab. Optional annual trips, conferences and tourism activities are available.
Travel and Tourism: Hospitality & Events Management (A.A.S.) Career Opportunities
Career opportunities exist in airlines, meeting planning, corporate travel management, tour operations, cruise lines, hotels and resorts, tour companies, tourist attraction facilities, car rental agencies, theme parks, and other related industries. Meeting planners are listed as one of the 50 Best Careers of 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. While Herkimer’s Travel and Tourism program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions, many students go on to a four-year college and transfer articulation agreements have been established with Niagara University, SUNY Delhi and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Travel and Events Management Transfer Agreements »
Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Travel and Events Management Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.
Download the Travel and Tourism: Hospitality & Events Management (A.A.S.) program page, as published in the 2011-2013 College Catalog
Online Travel and Tourism: Hospitality & Events Management (A.A.S.) Degree
The Travel and Tourism: Hospitality & Events Management (A.A.S.) degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!