Considering a career in Hospitality and Tourism Management? To introduce you to our program, we are offering a scholarship to new students that makes your first class FREE.
Funded by the Pinellas County Hotel/Motel Association, this Foundation Scholarship pays tuition for your first 3-credit Hospitality & Tourism class.
Apply online to take your first class free. For more information, call Sandy DeCarlo at 727-394-6130.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Greg Nenstiel, Dean, (727) 341-3026Alanna Olah, Instructor-in-Charge, (727) 341-7144
Students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration in addition to hotel management courses, which enables them to make appropriate business decisions. The goal of this program is to prepare successful students for careers in hotels, cruise ships, resorts and restaurants or transferring to a state university in the same discipline. The general college admissions policy applies to all students entering the Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
Fully transferable to a Bachelor's Degree at University of South Florida - Sarasota/Manatee.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1252090101: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Federal CIP Code
52.0901: Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Complete the support and professional core courses listed in the program with a "C" or higher and a 2.0 overall average.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition I
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
SUPPORT COURSESCommunications - Speech (Complete 3 credits)
SUPPORT COURSESComputer/Information Literacy Competency (Complete 1 course)
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 42 credits
* Previously HFT XXXX. Updated 11.1.2017
Get the skills and credentials you need for an exciting career in hospitality and tourism management. Students in this program are highly recruited for employment at local, national and international companies in a growing and dynamic industry.
Our Associate in Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and certificate programs can help boost your strengths and career options as a manager in the hospitality industry. Courses cover supervision, cost control, sanitation, laws governing the food and beverage and hospitality industries, customer service, front office procedures and food service operations.
All of our certificates transfer to the A.S. degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Sustainability Management.
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skill in basic and intermediate commercial food production management. Included are basic principles and techniques of commercial food preparation, management of resources, use of commercial recipes, use and care of commercial equipment and evaluation of food products. The course includes safety and sanitation practices in commercial food operations.
This course is an introduction to the many facets of the hotel-motel and food service industries. The course includes a study of the history, scope and innovations in the industry. The course includes guest lectures from the industry and visits to local hospitality establishments. Students will see the advantages of the hospitality and tourism industry as a career path.
This course provides training on the skills necessary for supervising employees and the interpersonal skills required between employers and employees. It discusses motivation, communication skills for effective leadership and managing conflict in the hospitality industry.
This course presents a systematic approach to managing housekeeping operations in the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on the role of the housekeeping department and understanding the managerial skills necessary to efficiently operate this department.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with front office procedures. Topics include: hotel organizations; front office responsibilities; front office accounting; check-out settlement; night audit; planning and evaluating operations; and revenue management.
This course is designed to develop marketing understanding in the hospitality industry. Topics include: segmentation and the hospitality industry; positioning in line with consumer preferences; the channels of distribution; marketing in perspective; marketing research; sales; advertising; public relations; promotions; data base marketing; packaging; strategic hospitality marketing; individual guest behavior; guests of tomorrow; marketing data and information systems.
Prerequisite: HFT 1000
This course enables students to enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience. In addition the student must complete assignments including a term project. This course requires practical work experience or participation in a formalized internship program in an approved segment of the hospitality/restaurant industries. Faculty makes regular appraisals of the learning progress through on-site visitations and consultations with supervisors. (Note: Sixty industry work hours equals one credit hour).
This course covers the basic principles of food service operations with topics including: menu development; dining service styles and procedures; beverage service styles and procedures; service equipment and supplies; facility layout, d'ecor, cleaning and maintenance; casual/theme restaurants; banquets and catered events; room service; food service in related hospitality facilities such as academic, military and quick food.
Pre or Corequisite: HFT 2450
This course provides an overview of club and resort operations. Club topics include: the club board and its general manager; service excellence in clubs; leadership in club operations; quality management systems; strategic management in clubs; marketing clubs; club financial management; club computer systems; golf operation in clubs; club fitness, aquatics and tennis operations. Resort topics include: major recreational activities; personnel organization and human relations; front-of-the-house management; plant and grounds maintenance; security and safety; risk management; the expectations of the resort guest and how the guest differs from a typical hotel guest.
This course is the study of cost controls for food and beverage operations, purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation and service. Emphasis is on controlling, analyzing costs, and using financial management techniques.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal aspects of hotel, food and travel acquisition. The student will learn: historical legal definitions and the court system; the legal relationships of the innkeeper-guest; the legal obligations of a hotel to a guest; the "duty" owed guests by the owner; the liabilities and right of restaurateurs and beverage operators and emerging areas of concern.
The Event Industry is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with an overview of the meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition (MICE) industry. The course explores the various roles of businesses and careers associated with the event industry.
Pre or Corequisite: HFT 1000 with a minimum grade of C
This course enables students to enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience. Sixty (60) industry work hours equal one credit hour. In addition, the students must complete assignments as well as a term project. Faculty make regular appraisals of the learning progress through on-site visits and consultations with supervisors.
Prerequisite: HFT 1941 with a minimum grade of C and Permission of the Program:
This course is designed to assist those who deal with clients either face-to-face or through electronic media. Students will examine the role of customer service as a competitive business strategy, explore the role of communication in building customer relationships, and be introduced to techniques for dealing with difficult customer situations including challenges that can be produced by generational, linguistic and cultural diversity.
This course is designed to develop increased proficiency with the skills and behaviors necessary to deliver quality customer service in even the most difficult situations. Participants will explore and classify levels of customer service, learn the value of consistently exceeding customer expectations, recognize different communication styles customers may have, practice techniques for handling objections and asking for feedback, reinforce active listening skills, and use probing questions to identify additional service opportunities. Participants will also be introduced to basic phone selling skills.
Prerequisite: MNA 1751 or Permission of the Program:
Our programs prepare you for employment as:
You'll find people with a hospitality and tourism management background working for airlines, convention and visitors' bureaus, corporate food service, country and yacht clubs, cruise lines, hotels and resorts, restaurants, time share companies, tourism companies and trade show and exposition companies.
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