Hospitality and Tourism Business Management

Degree and Certificate Information

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What is WCC's Hospitality and Tourism Business Management Program?

Many potential pathways to a career in Hospitality and Tourism begin here at Whatcom Community College. WCC offers a 45 credit certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Business Management or 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
What can I do as a hospitality or tourism business manager?
Can I transfer with my Hospitality & Tourism Degree?

What is the application process?

There is no special program application for the Hospitality and Tourism Business Management Program or the Business Administration Program.

Career & Salary Outlook

The hospitality and tourism field includes many job titles and pay scales. In Whatcom County, hotel and resort desk clerks may start at $9.38 per hour, whereas lodging managers may start at $16.19 per hour. Corresponding average wages range from $11.74 to $20.76 per hour. Meeting, convention and event planners may start at $16.37 per hour; the average wage in is $21.30 per hour.

Sources: CareerOneStop 2012; WA State Employment Security Department, September 2013.

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