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Whatcom offers the following degree and certificate:

 Degree: Associate in Science (AS) - Hospitality and Tourism Business Management
 Certificate: Hospitality and Tourism Business Management

 

Note: Core course requirements are listed alphabetically within the degree and certificate templates, not necessarily in the order they should be taken.

Associate in Science (AS) - Hospitality and Tourism Business Management

The hospitality and tourism business management associate in science degree provides a core of common business courses combined with specialized topics in hospitality and tourism. This degree prepares students to enter the hospitality industry with the skills and knowledge to grow in the field and increase opportunities for advancement to mid-management positions.

Course requirements (effective fall 2020)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
 Credits
 ACCT& 201
 Principles of accounting I
 5
 BTEC 101
 Introduction to business computing
 5
 BUS 108
 Principles of marketing
 5
 BUS 170
 Customer service for professionals
 3
 BUS& 201  Business law 5
 BUS 230  Human resource management 5
 HTBM 175
 Travel, tourism, business and society
 4
 HTBM 176
 Food and beverage operations management
 4
 HTBM 177
 Meeting and event planning
 4
 HTBM 179
 Introduction to hospitality management
 5
 HTBM 205
 Hotel operations management
 5
 ECON 100
 Survey of economic principles
 5
 or ECON& 201
 Micro economics
 5
BUS& 101
 Introduction to business
 5
 or ECON& 201
 Micro economics
 5
 or ECON& 202
 Macro economics
 5
 ECON 210
 Economic ethics
 5
 Note: Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree should plan to take ECON& 201 and ECON& 202.
 Subtotal  65
 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION*
 Credits
 BUS 100
 Business math (CP)
 5
 or  Any MATH course numbered 107 or above (CP)
 5
 or  Any college level course designated as computation on the Related Instruction List (CP)
 3 to 5
 ENGL& 101
 English composition I (CM)
 5
 ENGL& 230
 Technical writing (CM)
 3
 or ENGL& 235
 Technical writing (CM)
5
 CMST 245
 Introduction to organizational communication (HR)
 5
 or CMST OC  Any CMST course designated "OC"
 5
 Subtotal  16-20
 ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
 Credits
 HTBM 190
 Hospitality & tourism business mgt internship
 1 to 5
 and/or BUS 190  Business internship 1 to 5
 Electives - Any courses numbered 100 or above in the following disciplines in order to reach 90 credits for degree: ACCT, BUS, BTEC, CIS, CO-OP, CS, FIN, HTBM, OFFAD, PSYC, SOC, or VISCM.  4 to 8
 Subtotal  5-9
 Total  90

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Certificate - Hospitality and Tourism Business Management

This certificate prepares students with the skills and knowledge to enter the hospitality industry and increase opportunities for advancement to mid-management positions.

Course requirements (effective fall 2020)

 CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
 Credits
 BTEC 101
 Introduction to business computing
 5
 BUS 108
 Principles of marketing
 5
 BUS 170
 Customer service for professionals (HR)
 3
 HTBM 175
 Travel, tourism, business and society
 4
 HTBM 176
 Food and beverage operations management
 4
 HTBM 177
 Meeting and event planning
 4
 HTBM 179
 Introduction to hospitality management
 5
 HTBM 205
 Hotel operations management
 5
 Subtotal  35
 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION*
 Credits
 ENGL& 101
 English composition I (CM)
 5
 ACCT 100
 Introduction to accounting (CP)
 3
 or ACCT& 201
 Principles of accounting I (CP)
 5
 Subtotal  8-10
 ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
 Credits
 CO-OP 180
 Preparing for career work experience
 1 to 2
 and/or HTBM 190  Hospitality & tourism business mgt internship 1 to 7
 and/or BUS 190
 Business internship
 1 to 7
 Subtotal  1-7
 Total  45-52

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