Hospitality: Event and Tourism Management

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUS 224 Human Resource Management
  • HOS 100 Introduction to Tourism
  • HOS 101 Principles of Hotel and Resort Management
  • HOS 105 Orientation to Hospitality
  • HOS 220 Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HOS 230 Hospitality Law
  • Non-credit Program Requirement: 600 hours of Work Experience*

General Education

  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I or MAT 200 Statistics
  • SUNY General Education approved course in World (Foreign) Language
  • SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral

Tourism Management Track

  • CUL 120 Food Service Sanitation
  • HOS 160 Bar and Beverage Management
  • HOS 227 Destination Marketing
  • HOS 232 Event Management
  • CUL 255 Culinary Restaurant Practicum
  • HPE 214 Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED
  • 5 credits Approved electives**

* Students are required to complete 600 hours of work experience in culinary arts and hospitality while enrolled in the Culinary Arts or Hospitality and Tourism Management degree programs. Professional work experience complements classroom learning and hands-on labs by providing students with real-world career training.

** Approved electives are any course with the prefix ACC, BUS, CUL, and HOS.

SUNY General Education Electives

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