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
  • CUL 120 Food Service Sanitation
  • CUL 255 Culinary Restaurant Practicum
  • HOS 100 Introduction to Tourism
  • HOS 101 Principles of Hotel and Resort Management
  • HOS 105 Orientation to Hospitality
  • HOS 160 Bar and Beverage Management
  • HOS 220 Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HOS 227 Destination Marketing
  • HOS 230 Hospitality Law
  • HOS 232 Event Management
  • Non-credit Program Requirement: 600 hours of Work Experience*

General Education

  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I or MAT 200 Statistics
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition
  • HPE 214 Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course in World Language
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course in Diversity: Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course in Oral Communication
  • 5 credit hours of Approved Electives (ACC, BUS, CUL and HOS)

* 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.

SUNY General Education Electives

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