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Hospitality and Tourism Department

Associate in Science

Hospitality and Tourism Management

HMGT-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2014 (480)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2014 (480), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Greg Nenstiel, Dean, (727) 791-2433
Jenice Armstead, PhD, Academic Chair, Tarpon Springs, 727-712-5230

Program Summary

Students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration in addition to hotel management courses, which enables them to make appropriate business decisions. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in hotels, cruise ships, resorts and restaurants or transferring to a state university in the same discipline. The general college admissions policy applies to all students entering the Hospitality and Tourism Management program

Fully transferable to a Bachelor's Degree at Florida International University.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.


AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Composition II (Select 3 credits)

Minimum grade of "C" required. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Composition II requirement for this AS degree.
Composition II
3
Honors Composition II
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer/Information Literacy Competency (Complete 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer/Information Literacy Competency Requirement
Computer Applications
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 40 credits

Financial Accounting
3
Introduction to Business
3
Introductory Food Production Management
3
Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
3
Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
3
Housekeeping Operations
3
Front Office Procedures
3
Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
3
Operations and Service Practicum
2
Food Service Operations
3
Hospitality Cost Controls
3
Hospitality Law
3
Hospitality Internship
3
Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service
1
Customer Service II: Developing Exceptional Customer Service
1
64
Total Credits