According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the economics of the 21st century will be dominated by three industries. One of these is tourism. The industry has grown by 500 percent in the past 25 years. It is projected that the hospitality and travel industry will provide 10.5 percent of the total world’s employment. This certificate program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary in becoming an entry level manager in a broad range of related industries including: hotels, restaurants, retailing, transportation, travel agencies, tour companies, tourist attractions, leisure and recreation, and cultural industries. The expansion of these industries has open up many new and exciting opportunities for enhanced career growth.
Note: Plans are to discontinue this program beginning Fall 2015. Students currently in the program will be allowed to graduate as long as they complete the certificate by the end of summer session 2016.