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Hotel, Tourism and Event Management Major
Completion of the Hotel, Tourism and Event Management major prepares students for
a wide variety of positions in one of the largest and rapidly growing industries in
Positions in this segment of the hospitality, tourism industry include hotels, resorts,
travel agencies, cruise lines, convention and visitors bureaus, airlines, event management
companies, sport management companies, tour operations, attractions and entertainment.
Preparation for such careers is accomplished through a combination of classroom instruction,
laboratory practice, and required industry work experiences. The curriculum includes
courses in customer service, travel and tourism operations, lodging operations, meeting
planning and catering services, computer systems, casino management, business management,
marketing, human relations and communication skills.
Casino Management Certificate
The Casino Management Certificate is designed to provide students with an opportunity
to gain the knowledge associated with the casino industry. The certificate will provide
students with an overview of the legal and regulatory aspects of the casino industry.
Students will develop an understanding of the relationship of the casino industry
to the overall tourism environment. The certificate includes nine required courses.
Upon successful completion of these courses, students could apply them to the Hotel,
Tourism, and Event Management major to complete a degree in Hospitality Management.
Meeting and Event Management Certificate
The Meeting and Event Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to assume
positions in meeting and event planning in conference centers, hotels, or large corporations.
The certificate includes eight required courses. Upon successful completion of these
courses, student could apply them to the Hotel, Tourism, and Event Management major
to complete a degree in Hospitality Management.