2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism - Associate of Technical Arts Degree


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PGM Code – 277T  

Program Description The Hospitality and Tourism Department has several programs for the travel industry; five specialized degrees and a certificate. All are designed to provide the learning opportunities necessary to prepare students for entry level positions in companies such as travel agencies, airlines, cruise companies, hotels, and other tourism related businesses. Program selection is generally based on the previous education and work experience the student has when beginning Hospitality and Tourism Department courses.

The associate of technical arts degree is a two year program designed for students with little or no work experience and/or post high school education who are interested in acquiring the skills and knowledge required to enter the travel industry. It also provides the potential for advancement when combined with successful work experience.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 97 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses as well as a minimum grade of 2.5 in all hospitality and event planning classes.

Note: Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0. Event planning and hospitality courses approved for transfer must have a minimum grade of 2.5.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

High School Transition Program Students (Tech Prep, College in the High School, and Running Start) It is recommended that high school students who have earned college credit through dual credit programs meet with a college adviser.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers
The advisers for this program are
Beth O’Donnell | bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell | lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137

Department website
Hospitality and Tourism | www.edcc.edu/hosp


Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)


Communication Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose. 

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline. 

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.

Cultural Diversity Requirement


OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (73 credits)


 OUTCOMES:

  • Effectively apply written and oral communication and group/team interaction skills appropriate to the industry.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  • Effectively solve problems or make recommendations using quantitative reasoning.
  • Utilize computer technology appropriate to the industry including knowledge of airline reservation system and Internet research.
  • Demonstrate expertise in hospitality sales and customer service.
  • Demonstrate global awareness from a hospitality and tourism perspective.

Technology Requirements (5 credits)


Career Management (6 credits minimum)


OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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