Study tourism & hospitality at JCC
Join the growing field of the tourism and hospitality industry. You can earn a certificate in Tourism and Hospitality at Jamestown Community College and pursue careers in tourism, regional and international travel, hotel and resort management, marketing, and financial development.
JCC’s program focuses on industry businesses, daily functions, and customer service. You’ll study accounting, business management, human resources, and economics while developing your own leadership style. You’ll also complete a tourism internship to gain real-world experience.
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.
2019 median pay for lodging managers: $54,430/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
JCC’s Tourism and Hospitality certificate prepares you to enter the workforce after graduation.
- Travel Agent
- Hotel, Spa, and/or Resort Manager
- Event and Conference Organizer
- Marketing and Public Relations Specialist
Western New York is a year-round destination, featuring state parks, lakeside retreats, ski resorts, museums, and wine trails.
Tourism & hospitality skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of business concepts, both in general as well as specific to the tourism and hospitality industry.
- Utilize appropriate industry vocabulary, explain the elements of the hospitality industry, and identify important organizations within the industry.
- Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in the tourism and hospitality industry through a 3.0 credit hour internship.
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business
BUS 1700: Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality
ENG 1510: English Composition I
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics (or higher)
CMM 1610: Public Speaking
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting
BUS 2570: Principles of Management or
BUS 2630: Human Resource Management
CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I
BUS 2010: Business Internship
Social Sciences Elective