Travel/Tourism Hospitality Management, A.A.S., Major #0680

This program has been deactivated and students will no longer be admitted to the major.  Currently enrolled students will complete the degree in accordance with the approved teach-out plan.

Travel/Tourism Hospitality Management is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of a laptop computer is integrated into courses.

This program takes a global approach to exploring the many segments of the travel/ tourism-hospitality industry. Computer applications are integrated throughout the curriculum and computerized reservation systems are used to prepare graduates with the required competencies.

Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level management positions in the travel/tourism-hospitality industry. They work at various jobs in the following organizations and agencies: food and beverage establishments throughout various segments of the industry, hotels or motels, bed and breakfast facilities, country clubs, conference centers, corporations in the office of travel or special events, travel agencies, transportation suppliers, national, state or local conference and convention bureaus, and resorts of various types throughout the world.

Students will need to purchase a travel agency uniform shirt. A laboratory fee is required for FSAD 100 and TOUR 250. 

As a unique feature of the program, SUNY Morrisville operates an on-campus travel agency which features live SABRE. All students complete an agency internship. Majors also develop a cruise each year, typically to the Caribbean.

 Career Opportunities: Entry-level manager of travel/tourism-hospitality businesses, meeting and convention management services, corporate travel, hotel-resort management, tourism agencies, convention bureaus, travel agencies, conference centers, and entertainment facilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and define basic management theories common to all types of hospitality operations

  • Possess an extensive business portfolio that displays a up to date resume, cover letter, skill set, work philosophy, career goals and shows extensive work samples.

  • Demonstrate basic culinary skills and apply those skills in a commercial kitchen operation

  • Demonstrate a basic comprehension of global geography

  • Explain and describe various aspects of the travel and tourism industry including air transportation, ground transportation, cruising, lodging, gaming, food service, and tourism attractions and events

  • Exhibit the ability to work successfully in the travel and tourism industry for 320 hours; students will receive documentation from an employer, create a written report on their know-how and will conduct an oral presentation on their experience

  • Demonstrate the ability to be a cohesive and productive member of the campus run travel agency, displaying customer service skills, competencies on the phone, and displaying sales techniques

  • Illustrate through the use of presentations and simulations an understanding of the hotel industry including front office operations, hierarchy of hotel operations; check-in and check-out procedures, and reservations

Curriculum Requirements - 61 Credits

course

credits

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

CAS 240 Hospitality Sales and Marketing

3

FSAD 100 Global and Ethnic Foods

3

FSAD 153 Fundamentals of Hospitality Management

3

FSAD 257 Senior Seminar

1

OFFT 100 Intro Word Processing Software

1

OR

OFFT 106 Personal Computer Keyboarding I

1

OR

OFFT 109 Intro to Presentation Software

1

OR

OFFT 110 Intro to Spreadsheet Software

1

TOUR 101 Tourism and Geography

3

TOUR 106 Intro Travel/Tourism & Hospitality Industry

3

TOUR 151 Computerized Reservations System

3

TOUR 152 Travel Industry Operations and Administration

3

TOUR 153 Hotel Operations

3

TOUR 250 Tourism Planning/Development

3

TOUR 251 Summer Co-op

2

OR

FSAD 201 Summer Co-op Employment

2

TOUR 252 Meeting and Convention Services

3

TOUR 253 Travel Agency Operations

2

TOUR 255 Tourism Agency Operations

2

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

Foreign Language as Advised

3

Additional General Elective Credits

14