HOSPITALITY TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM I & II
Credits: 3 units, 1.5 Fall Semester, 1.5 Spring Semester
Dual Credit: Missouri State University (MSU) HRA 210 & HRA 215 (3 hrs credit each course for eligible students)
PREREQUISITE GPA: 2.5 cumulative or better; Attendance: 90% or better; Math: Algebra I, B- or better; Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
Recommended: Introduction to Human Services (offered traditional or online), Introduction to Hospitality, Culinary Foundations
Fall Semester: HTMP 1 introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The program provides students with broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge, and skills required by anyone wishing to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry. The course incorporates the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework, simulations and hands on learning. This course is based on project based learning, where students will be presented with problems from hospitality professionals in the community, come up with a solution, present it to the industry professional and possibly assist in the solution. Students are also able to network with individuals in their field. This course provides the instruction for students to earn certification as a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®). The course helps the student prepare for the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP) certification.
Spring Semester: HTMP 2 prepares students for entry level jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry. The content focuses on the leadership and managerial aspects, responsibilities, knowledge, and skills required by an entry-level leader in the hospitality and tourism industry. Students are required to complete 100 hours of paid or unpaid work experience in one or more of the following qualifying positions: Accommodations, Food & Beverage, Transportation, or Attractions. Once the workplace experience is met, students are eligible for a professional certification from the American Hospitality Lodging Educational Institute. This designation is recognized internationally, and is called the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP).