Tourism and Hospitality Management

Begin a Career in a Thriving Industry

Prepare for positions in hotels, restaurants, specials events businesses, cruise ships, and casinos with first-hand experience and training. Upon program completion, you will have earned ServSafe (food and beverage safety) and TIPS (alcohol server and seller) training certifications, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market. After graduation, you may pursue positions such as front desk assistant manager, banquet captain, beverage operations supervisor, customer service manager and event coordinator.

Career Options

Careers

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First-line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers – est. salary $43,193
Food Service Managers – est. salary $51,302
Lodging Managers –  est. salary $60,609
Meeting, Convention and Event Planners – est. salary $51,435*

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Tourism and Hospitality Management degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better is a prerequisite for ENGL 102 and THM 240;
ENGL 101 is a prerequisite for THM 266
Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher* 3 credits   Quantitative Reasoning
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits CIS 103 is a prerequisite for THM 240 Tech Comp
THM 110 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3 credits THM 110 is a prerequisite for THM 112, THM 130, THM 276, THM 180, THM 285, THM 266, THM 140, and THM 240 Major Course
THM 112 - Introduction to Tourism 3 credits THM 110, which may be taken concurrently, is prerequisite for THM 112
Offered Fall only
Major Course
  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ECON 181 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 3 credits    
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits   Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
THM 130 - Hotel Management 3 credits THM 110, which may be taken concurrently, is a prerequisite for THM 130
Offered Spring only
Major Course
THM 276 - Food and Beverage Management 3 credits THM 110 is a prerequisite for THM 276;
THM 276 or THM 171 are prerequisites for THM 285 Offered Spring only
Major Course
HIST 142 - Food History 3 credits   Oral Communication/Creative Expression

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
THM 180 - Human Resource Management or
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management
3 credits THM 110 is a prerequisite for THM 180;
THM 180 is a prerequisite for THM 290
Offered Fall only
MNGT 141 requires advisor approval
Major Course
THM 285 - Dining Room Management 3 credits THM 110 and (THM 276 or THM 171) are prerequisites for THM 285;
THM 285 is a prerequisite for THM 290
Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
THM 266 - Introduction to Hospitality Law 3 credits THM 110 and ENGL 101 are prerequisites for THM 266
Offered Fall only
Major Course
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting or (advisor approved elective) 3 or 4 credits    

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
THM 278 - Hospitality Marketing 3 credits Offered Spring only Major Course
THM 140 - Gaming & Casino Management 3 credits

THM 110 is a prerequisite for THM 140

Offered Spring only

Major Course
THM 240 - Introduction to Event Management 3 credits THM 110, CIS 103, and ENGL 101 with a C or better are prerequisites for THM 240
Offered Spring only
Major Course
THM 290 - Tourism and Hospitality Management Work Experience 3 credits THM 180 and THM 285 are prerequisites for THM 290
Offered Spring and Summer only
Major Course
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry (Lab Based) or
CHEM 103 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Non-Lab Based) or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry or
PHYS 101 - Revolutionary Concepts in Physics or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics
3 or 4 credits   Scientific Reasoning
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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