Event and Tourism Management

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The Experience

Travel and tourism remains a thriving industry that supports millions of jobs in the United States. In the Finger Lakes region, wineries, restaurants, hotels, and events employ a large number of skilled professionals. Related industries, such as hospitality services and transportation services, are also supported by the tourism industry.

Gain industry knowledge and develop the specific management skills that will prepare you to expand or launch a career in tourism by completing FLCC’s Event and Tourism Management certificate program.

Designed for working or aspiring tourism professionals, this certificate program features a solid core of classes in hospitality and business, equipping you with specific expertise that will be utilized throughout your career—including coursework in event management, tourism planning, and destination marketing.

You’ll explore the business side of travel and tourism, focusing on the key role that management, marketing, and sales play in the travel and tourism industry. Upon completion of this certificate program, you may find yourself working as an event planner, travel or tour guide, concierge, or tourism manager.

Hands-On Learning

During your studies in this certificate program, you will gain extensive hands-on training through a required professional work experience that taps into the knowledge of experts in the vibrant culinary and tourism industries of the Finger Lakes region, which will give you an in-depth understanding of the demands of this field. Many local entities seek tourism professionals, including hotels, wineries, and casinos.

Whichever path you choose to take, you’ll gain the following skills, which are applicable to many occupations in travel and tourism:

  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Resource Management
  • Equipment Utilization

This certificate is designed to give you flexibility throughout your studies. If you decide to switch your certificate or pursue a degree instead, you’ll be able to easily transfer most of your credits into your new course of study.

Furthermore, you may pursue another specialty area in addition to this one, making you a more skilled and marketable employee, or you may decide to return to FLCC to earn an additional certificate as your career progresses.

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Launch your career quickly with a certificate, which can be completed in just one year. Or, earn a degree in as little as two years, which will prepare you for a career or for transfer to a four-year school.

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