2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism - Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Hospitality and Tourism Department has several programs for the travel industry; three specialized Associate of Technical Arts degrees, a Certificate and an Express 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.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 95 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. 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 classes.

Note: Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

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, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Beth O’Donnell bodonnel@edcc.edu | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell lrussell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1137
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

PGM Code – 277T
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

I. General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits):

Communication Skills (10 credits)

Computation/Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

III. Technology Requirements (5 credits):

IV. Career Management/Internship Requirements (6 credits):

V. Recommended Electives (4 minimum credits, with adviser’s approval, to complete 95 credits)

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate global awareness and an understanding cultural diversity from a hospitality and tourism perspective.
  • Effectively apply written and oral communication and group 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.

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