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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
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Hospitality and Tourism Management, AS

Would You Like a Career in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees cover a lot of ground.  Who's in charge of things ranging from restaurant and hotel operations, to planning conferences and events?  With a degree in hospitality and tourism, it could be you!

The hospitality industry provides an array of management positions in areas such as hotels, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, resort clubs, cruise lines and casinos.  

The purpose of the Associates of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management is to prepare you for immediate employment in an entry level position in this rewarding industry.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Course Requirements


English I
Visual and Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
Select one from a list of Math courses
Physical Science or
Biological Science
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
Safety Courses
Nutrition Courses
Restaurant Management
Business Courses
Lodging Operations
Convention Service Management
Wine Essentials
Culinary & Hospitality Courses
Beverage Management

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What will you do with a Hospitality and Tourism Management Program?

In this field, people find careers as:

Front Office Manager
Director of Housekeeping
Restaurant Manager
Catering Assistant
Sous Chef
Travel Agent
Tour Guide
Marketing and Public Relations

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.