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


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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    
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher* 3 credits    
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits    
THM 110 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3 credits    
THM 112 - Introduction to Tourism 3 credits    
  • 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    
THM 130 - Hotel Management 3 credits    
THM 276 - Food and Beverage Management 3 credits    
HIST 142 - Food History 3 credits    

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
THM 180 - Human Resource Management 3 credits    
THM 285 - Dining Room Management 3 credits    
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits    
THM 266 - Introduction to Hospitality Law 3 credits    
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    
THM 140 - Gaming & Casino Management 3 credits    
THM 240 - Introduction to Event Management 3 credits    
THM 290 - Tourism and Hospitality Management Work Experience 3 credits    
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    
  • 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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