Travel & Events Management A.A.S.


Exciting careers in travel, tourism, hospitality, and events planning.

The Travel and Events Management A.A.S. program prepares you for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the travel, hospitality, and events planning fields. You’ll learn hospitality business operations in fundamental areas, such as meetings and conventions, hotel sales, and operations management. 

You’ll also gain onsite experiential learning in the tourism industry at sites such as hotels, resorts, convention centers, event management companies, airlines, convention and visitor's bureaus, Walt Disney World, and the American Hospitality Academy.

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. Transfer articulation agreements have been established with Niagara University, SUNY Delhi, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Internship program: 

A hands-on internship experience is built into the program. Internships range from 60 to 120 hours and 3 to 6 credits.


Deb Sutton

Featured Faculty

Prior to teaching at Herkimer, I worked in many areas of the hospitality industry. As a seasoned professional and one deeply interested in teaching and training, I wanted to transfer these skills into the classroom. My passion for the industry and strong desire to educate and train future industry leaders led me to Herkimer. Furthermore, I wanted to become a part of one of the highest quality programs and curricula and to continually enhance the college’s leadership position and strong reputation in Travel and Event Management education. Read More...

- Debra Sutton, Associate Professor of Travel & Tourism


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Featured Story: Students Complete Internship at Adirondack Scenic Railroad

A hands-on internship experience is built into Herkimer County Community College’s Travel & Events Management program with internships ranging from 60 to 120 hours and three to six credit hours. “I’m glad I did this,” said Reynoso-Alcantara. “I thought we were solely going to be working on the trains, but I was involved in so much more than that!” We saw the background planning and mechanics needed to make an event successful which was so interesting.”  Read More...


College Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Travel & Events Management A.A.S.


Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Travel & Events Management A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*


Job 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.


Online Learning

Online Travel & Events Management A.A.S. Degree

The Travel & Events Management A.A.S. degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!


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Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.