Many potential pathways to a career in hospitality and tourism begin here at Whatcom Community College. WCC offers a 45-credit certificate and a 90-credit associate in science degree in hospitality and tourism business management. The certificate program is designed to accommodate the working student's schedule with a minimum number of days on campus. The program incorporates business management courses such as Business Computing and Customer Service for Professionals with general education classes and the following core of technical courses:
- Introduction to Hospitality Management
- Hotel Management and Lodging Systems
- Meeting and Event Planning
- Travel and Tourism Operations
- Catering, Banquet, and Food Service Management
If you want to continue your education beyond Whatcom, you can transfer your hospitality and tourism courses into Washington State University's Hospitality Business Management Program or your AAS degree to South Seattle Community College's Bachelor of Arts and Science program in Hospitality Management. Ask your advisor for more information about transferring to one of these fantastic schools.
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How will my Whatcom Community College credits transfer?
Information about how Whatcom credits will transfer to a four-year college or university can often be found on the respective college's website. Please view the Degree & Major Information page for a list of popular Washington State colleges and universities.
What grade point average (GPA) will guarantee that I am admitted to the university of my choice?Unfortunately, there is no magic number, but a good GPA does impact your ability to be admitted to certain universities and certain programs. Check with the university and the department to find out minimum requirements and GPA averages for students who are admitted. A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in order to receive a degree from Whatcom.
What is S/U grading?S/U grading (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) is usually requested by students when a letter grade may negatively impact their GPA or when they are taking a class because of interest and do not want a letter grade. Any regular letter grade course can be changed to S/U grading at the registration window through the 8th week of the quarter. Students should think carefully before making this choice. Many universities will not accept S/U grades for courses which are used to meet general university requirements if transferred outside of the AAS degree. Also, many departments do not accept S/U grading to meet departmental course prerequisites. Before signing up for S/U grading, check the transfer policies and departmental policies at the university or college you plan to attend.