Join one of the county's fastest-growing industries

Do you picture yourself interning at a full-service luxury spa resort or learning front office operations and marketing in a scenic nature-based hotel at Yellowstone National Park? Montco’s Tourism & Hospitality Associate of Applied Science degree will put you on the path toward a rewarding career in one of the fastest-growing industries.

Our Tourism & Hospitality Management Program will challenge you academically through project-based learning and innovative course work and hands-on internships, preparing you to be a confident industry leader.

Transfer options

To ease the transfer process, Montco has agreements allowing you to seamlessly transfer your Tourism & Hospitality associate's degree to a four-year college or university. Our program-to-program partnerships with Temple University, Gwynedd Mercy University and Florida International University allow you to transfer directly into their bachelor's of science program.
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Tourism & Hospitality Management is such a humbling and gratifying choice as a college major. It truly is an occupation that can easily create management or ownership opportunities for anyone willing to put in the hard work.
— Jamila N. Ross & Akino West, Owners of The Copper Door B&B Hotel, Miami

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate the concepts and skills necessary to achieve guest service excellence for entry to mid-level leadership positions in convention and vistors bureaus, destination management companies, restaurants, parks, casinos, hotels and resorts;
  • Use technology and sustainability practices to achieve operational efficiency in the tourism industry;
  • Discuss the business of tourism and its impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally;
  • Connect ethical, legal, and inclusive leadership standards accepted in the tourism and hospitality industry;
  • Exhibit social intelligence, innovation, and critical decision-making practices for the tourism and hospitality industry;
  • Develop a professional career portfolio.


 

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ACC 110 or MAT 106 Business Mathematics or Mathematics Applications 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 3 - 4
Elective Technological Fluency 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 111 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
CUL-114 / HOS 114 Food and Beverage Operations 3
HOS 160 Meetings, Conventions, and Conference Management 3
HOS 170 Tourism and Hospitality Sales 3
HOS 210 Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
HOS 222 Nature, Sport, and Destination Tourism Management 3
HOS 230 Entrepreneurship, Product, and Concept Development in the Tourism Industry 3
HOS 251 Principles of Tourism, Hotel, and Casino Management 3
HOS 260 Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 3
HOS 270 Innovation and Leadership in Tourism Management 3
HOS 297 Cooperative Internship in Tourism Management 3
Elective Open Elective 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 111 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
CUL-114 / HOS 114 Food and Beverage Operations 3
HOS 170 Tourism and Hospitality Sales 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ACC 110 or MAT 106 Business Mathematics or Mathematics Applications 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 160 Meetings, Conventions, and Conference Management 3
HOS 210 Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
Elective Open Elective 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 222 Nature, Sport, and Destination Tourism Management 3
HOS 230 Entrepreneurship, Product, and Concept Development in the Tourism Industry 3
HOS 251 Principles of Tourism, Hotel, and Casino Management 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 260 Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 3
HOS 270 Innovation Leadership in Tourism Management 3
HOS 297 Cooperative Internship in Hospitality Management 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 3-4
Elective Technological Fluency 3

 

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 111 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
CUL-114/HOS-114 Food and Beverage Operation 3
HOS 170 Tourism and Hospitality Sales 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 160 Meetings, Conferences, and Convention Management 3
HOS 210 Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
HOS 222 Nature, Sport, and Destination Tourism Management 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 230 Entrepreneurship, Product, and Concept Development in the Tourism Industry 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 210 Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HOS 222 Nature, Sport, and Destination Tourism Management 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
PSY 137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology 3
HOS 230 Entrepreneurship, Product, and Concept Development in the Tourism Industry 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 251 Principles of Tourism, Hotel, and Casino Management 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 3-4

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 260 Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking  3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
HOS 270 Innovation and Leadership in Tourism Management 3
HOS 297 Cooperative Internship in Tourism Management 3
Elective Technological Fluency 3

 

 

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Being a Tourism & Hospitality Management student provided the opportunity for an amazing internship at Yellowstone National Park where I was able to apply the techniques I learned in class about hotel management to the real-life environment with the ability to travel and learn.

Samantha Markovic, Tourism & Hospitality Management student