A.A.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management: Tourism Management Track
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
As a student in this program, you’ll engage in a required professional work experience opportunity, which will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how a hospitality enterprise operates. From hotels to casinos to wineries, there are many organizations that require tourism professionals, and your internship will allow you to explore one of these areas in depth.
Whichever path you choose to take in your internship, you’ll attain the following skills, which are applicable to many occupations in travel and tourism:
- Customer Service
- Critical Thinking
- Resource Management
- Equipment Utilization
This track is designed to give you flexibility throughout your studies. If you decide you want to switch your track, you’ll be able to easily transfer most of your credits from this track to a different one, or you may decide to “add on” another specialty area as a certificate program, making you a more skilled and marketable graduate. After graduation, you may want to further your education and develop new skills as your career progresses, so you may decide to return to FLCC to earn a certificate in another specialty area within this field.
Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. With this option, this track is available completely online.
Program Learning Outcomes
All students graduating from the A.A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism program will be able to:
- Draw on the “heart of a servant” philosophy to apply the concepts and skills necessary to achieve an outstanding and profitable guest and visitor experience.
- Model professional decorum and work ethic to exceed industry standards.
- Describe the economic impact hospitality and tourism brings to a region.
Additionally, students in the Tourism Management track will be able to:
- Assess how a destination creates a unique sense of place for visitorship.
- Evaluate opportunity for collaboration with community stakeholders.
If a bachelor’s degree is in your future, you’ll be prepared to advance your studies at a four-year school. Some transfer colleges and universities that offer bachelor’s degrees in Tourism Management or a related pathway include:
The travel and tourism industry supports millions of jobs in the United States, and it plays a significant role in fueling both the local and national economies. With wineries, restaurants, hotels, public events, festivals, and more, the Finger Lakes region thrives on tourism, making it an ideal location for a career in this field.
With a degree in Tourism Management, you'll be ready to start your career in:
- Tourism planning
- Hotel/spa management
- Destination marketing
- Event management
- Leisure activity coordinator
Types of Programs
Earn your degree in as little as two years, which will prepare you for a career or for transfer to a four-year school. Or, launch your career quickly with a certificate, which can be completed in just one year.