Travel and Events Management (A.A.S.)

HEGIS: 5011.10

SUNY CODE: 0680

The Travel and Events Management program prepares graduates for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the travel, hospitality and events planning fields. The degree blends hospitality business operations in fundamental areas such as: convention, conference, meeting and event planning, management of hotel sales and operations and guest services. Students also gain an understanding of the tourism industry and its dynamics. A hands-on internship experience is built into the program. Internships range from 60-120 hours and 3-6 credits. Sites include hotels, resorts, convention centers, event management companies, airlines, convention and visitor's bureau, Walt Disney World, and the American Hospitality Academy. Courses are taught in the newly designed travel suite which features a hotel front desk, meeting facilities, computer lab and a research center.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to develop basic skills used in the meeting/events planning and hospitality industries; and
  • prepare students to develop basic skills in the major aspects of the travel and tourism industry.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • organize and plan a meeting, convention and conference, including destination, facilities, budgeting and logistics; and
  • demonstrate proficiency using industry software applications and internet technology for the travel industry.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Career opportunities exist in airlines, meeting and event 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. While this program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions, many students go on to a four-year college. A dual admissions transfer agreement exists with Niagara University.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 113Keyboarding w/Document Proc

2

SS 172Regional Geography

3

TT 130Intro to Travel & Tourism Ind

3

TT 131US Destin/Domes Air Ticketing

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Semester

TT 132World Dest/Intrn Air Ticketing

3

TT 133Land and Cruise Planning

3

TT 134Hotel & Resort Operation

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Year

3rd Semester

BU 221Public Relations

3

BU 225Customer Service Mgmt

3

TT 210Convention Service Management

3

TT 211Tour Operations & Packaging

3

TT 212Hospitality & Tourism Info Tec

3

Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

4th Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

TT 235Practicum & Senior Seminar

3

TT 240Meet, Conf & Event Planning

3

Business Elective

3

Foreign Language Elective

3

OR

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Business Elective

Recommended Business Electives. Select one from:

BU 111Bus Organization & Management

3

BU 112Business Communications

3

BU 114Accounting I

4

BU 238Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

Total Credit Hours: 65

Walt Disney Concentration

Students may be selected through on-campus interviews for a spring semester fieldwork at a Walt Disney World resort, attraction or facility. Salary includes housing and transportation on Disney property. The program also includes management seminars, living and work experiences. HCCC will award six credits for Disney fieldwork for students in the fourth semester in the spring. Students should note a fifth semester may be required to complete this degree.

 

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8240.

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu