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Tourism & Hospitality (Certificate)

Earn a certificate in tourism and hospitality

Join the growing field of the tourism and hospitality industry. You can earn a certificate in Tourism and Hospitality at Jamestown Community College and combine your passion for adventure and travel with business, leadership, and customer service.

JCC’s program in tourism and hospitality focuses on the different industry businesses, daily functions, and the role of customer service. You’ll study accounting, business management, human resources, and economics while developing your own leadership style. During your time at JCC, you’ll also complete a tourism internship to gain real-world experience. With a background in tourism and hospitality, you can pursue careers in tourism, regional and international travel, hotel and resort management, marketing, and financial development.

The Tourism and Hospitality certificate is designed to fit your flexibility and career goals. You can graduate with the certificate and directly obtain entry-level employment, in roles such as front desk operations, food service manager, or travel agent. You can also complete the A.A.S. degree in Business Administration for employment in a management position within the tourism and hospitality industry, or the A.S. degree in Business Administration to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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Top Careers

  • Travel agent
  • Hotel, spa, and/or resort manager
  • Event and conference organizer
  • Marketing and public relations specialist

Internship

You’ll receive on-the-job experience during your internship with a local business or industry, where you’ll learn, network, and make connections.

Opportunities in WNY

Western New York is a year-round destination, featuring state parks, lakeside retreats, ski resorts, museums, wine trails, and more in the area.

Related Majors

  • Business Administration (A.S. | A.A.S.)

Available on
Both Campuses

Courses

Semester 1

Course Credits

BUS 1700: Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality

3

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3

CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I

4

Mathematics & Sciences Electivee

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2
  • Program core electives should be chosen based on individual student need and should be selected with the help of an advisor.

Semester 2

Course Credits

BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting

4

BUS 1500: Introduction to Business

3

BUS 2570: Principles of Management or

BUS 2630: Human Resource Management

3

Social Science Elective

Recommended:

LDR 1660: Leadership Development or

ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems or

ECO 2610: Macroeconomics or

ECO 2620: Microeconomics

3

BUS 2010: Business Internship I (tourism-specific)

3
  •  Discuss options with advisor for continuing on for AAS or AS Business Administration degree.
  • Electives should be chosen based on individual student need and should be selected with the help of an advisor.