2021-22 Catalog

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management (A.S. Degree and Articulated A.S. to B.S. Career Path)

  • Bar and Beverage Management Specialization A.S. to B.S.
  • Event Planning and Management Specialization A.S. to B.S.
  • Hotel Operations and Management Specialization A.S. to B.S.
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Specialization A.S. to B.S.
  • Bar and Beverage Management Specialization
  • Event Planning and Management Specialization
  • Hotel Operations and Management Specialization
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Specialization

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1252090101)

The Hospitality Industry and its corresponding requirement for trained management employees is expanding. Whether you are interested in learning employable skills for the hospitality industry or upgrading your current talents, Valencia has courses that may interest you. Valencia's Hospitality program combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training to help students move into supervisory and mid-management positions in lodging, Food Service, tourism and hospitality.

This program provides two Career Paths. One that is designated for students who seek immediate employment in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management and/or a second Career Path for those who plan to utilize the articulated A.S. to B.S. career path to transfer to the University of Central Florida or Florida International University as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer any credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Hospitality and Tourism A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Bar and Beverage Management (18 credits) (CIP# 0252090508)
  • Event Planning Management (24 credits) (CIP# 0252090905)
  • Guest Services Specialist (15 credits) (CIP# 0252090403)
  • Hotel Operations and Management (30 credits) (CIP# 0252090402)
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management (30 credits) (CIP# 0252090503)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC 1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Guest Services Specialist
  • Front Office Supervisor/Manager
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Reservations Supervisor
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Lodging Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Catering/Sales & Service
  • Convention Services

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/hospitality-and-tourism-management/.

Current Students

Contact the campus Career Program Advisor below for more information:

Downtown Campus
Craig J. Rapp, Program Chair, Downtown Campus: 407-582-5617
crapp1@valenciacollege.edu
Rita Maldonado, Career Program Advisor, Downtown Campus: 407-582-5270
rmaldonado25@valenciacollege.edu

Osceola Campus
Nelson Placa, Professor, Osceola Campus: 407-582-4135
nplaca2@valenciacollege.edu
Ross Laverdure, Career Program Advisor: 321-682-4355
rlaverdure@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Career Path in Hospitality and Tourism Management

This Career Path is designed for students who seek immediate employment in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze information for decision making.
  • Identify ethical and legal responsibilities specific to the field.
  • Communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences.
Foundation Courses
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MGF 1106LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I (or any Gen. Ed. Math) ~3
PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ~3
Intermediate Courses
HFT 2401HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
or ACG 2021C PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
or APA 1111C COLLEGE ACCOUNTING
FSS 1206CQUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION FOR HOSPITALITY & RESTAURANT MANAGERS3
CGS 2100CCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Science or Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Advanced Courses
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2600HOSPITALITY LAW3
Specilization Courses24
Total Credit Hours60

Hotel Operations and Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to hotel operations and management.
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2268HOTEL SALES AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT *3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
Electives ^9
HFT 2942INTERNSHIP IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM *3
or Additional Hospitality or Culinary Elective ^
Total Credit Hours24

Event Planning and Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to event planning and management.
HFT 2750THE EVENT INDUSTRY3
HFT 2719CONVENTION SERVICES *3
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
FSS 2284CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT3
Electives ^6
HFT 2942INTERNSHIP IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM *3
or Additional Hospitality or Culinary Elective ^
Total Credit Hours24

Restaurant and Foodservice Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to restaurant and foodservice management.
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
FSS 2500FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL3
Electives ^6
HFT 2943INTERNSHIP IN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT *3
or Additional Hospitality or Culinary Elective ^
Total Credit Hours24

Bar and Beverage Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to bar and beverage management.
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2863CFINE SPIRITS MANAGEMENT AND MIXOLOGY3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
FSS 2500FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL3
Electives ^6
HFT 2943INTERNSHIP IN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT *3
or Additional Hospitality or Culinary Elective ^
Total Credit Hours24

Career Path to B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management
(Articulated A.S. to B.S.)

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year Florida public university as a junior to complete a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze information for decision making.
  • Identify ethical and legal responsibilities specific to the field.
  • Communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences.
Foundation Courses
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
or MGF 1106 LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I
Intermediate Courses
HFT 2401HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
or ACG 2021C PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
FSS 1206CQUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION FOR HOSPITALITY & RESTAURANT MANAGERS3
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II +*~3
STA 2023STATISTICAL METHODS +*~3
ECO 2013PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO ~3
ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Advanced Courses
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
HFT 2600HOSPITALITY LAW3
Specialization Courses21
Total Credit Hours60

Hotel Operations and Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to hotel operations and management.
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2268HOTEL SALES AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT *3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
Electives ^9
Total Credit Hours21

Event Planning and Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to event planning and management.
HFT 2750THE EVENT INDUSTRY3
HFT 2719CONVENTION SERVICES *3
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
FSS 2284CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT3
Electives ^6
Total Credit Hours21

Restaurant and Foodservice Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to restaurant and foodservice management.
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
FSS 2500FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL3
Electives ^6
Total Credit Hours21

Bar and Beverage Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to bar and beverage management.
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2863CFINE SPIRITS MANAGEMENT AND MIXOLOGY3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
FSS 2500FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL3
Electives ^6
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

All specialized program courses are offered on the Downtown Campus and Osceola Campus and may not be offered every session; some specialized courses are offered at other locations.

For students who are pursuing the A.S. to B.S. path, an additional 15 hours of General Education are required to satisfy the required 36 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree.  If completing the additional 15 hours at the University, 6 hours will be in Cultural and Historical Foundations (Gordon Rule writing), 3 hours in Science Foundations, 3 hours in Social Science Foundations, and 3 hours in Communications Foundations. It is recommended for students complete their General Education requirements at Valencia prior to transfer. Students are strongly encouraged to speak with an advisor before selecting the additional General Education courses since requirements are different between the two institutions. Please see a Financial Aid advisor so that your enrollment is covered in these courses.

Please note the State University System foreign language admission requirement http://catalog.valenciacollege.edu/degrees/associateinarts/courserequirements/#Foreign_Language_Proficiency_Requirement

Upon earning the Hospitality and Tourism A.S. degree, you can also continue at Valencia to complete the B.A.S. degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Additional education at the bachelor’s level can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. 

Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to discuss transfer options and requirements, and determine the best education plan for their career goals. Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.

Hospitality - Bar and Beverage Management

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students for immediate employment in the hospitality and restaurant industry with employable skills in beverage management and service, beer, wine and beverage essentials, and fine spirits management and mixology.  

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze information for decision-making.
  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to bar and beverage management.
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2863CFINE SPIRITS MANAGEMENT AND MIXOLOGY3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
Elective (choose one):3
FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL
WINE ESSENTIALS
FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGEMENT
Any HFT course for which you meet the prerequisites
Any FSS course for which you meet the prerequisites
Total Credit Hours18

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the Downtown Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Hospitality - Guest Services Specialist

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the hospitality industry in the guest services areas of hotels, resorts, and other hospitality-related sites.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to guest services.
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
Hospitality Electives ^3
Total Credit Hours15

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the Downtown Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Hospitality - Hotel Operations and Management

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the hospitality industry in the rooms division of hotels, resorts, and other hospitality-related sites.  

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze information for decision making.
  • Identify ethical and legal responsibilities specific to the field.
  • Communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to hotel operations and management.
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2600HOSPITALITY LAW3
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2401HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACG 2021C PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
or APA 1111C COLLEGE ACCOUNTING
HFT 2268HOTEL SALES AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
Hospitality Electives ^3
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the Downtown Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Hospitality - Event Planning and Management

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the hospitality industry with employable skills in the events planning area of hotels, resorts, convention centers and other hospitality-related sites.  

Program Outcomes

  • Perform hospitality industry-specific workplace skills, related to event planning and management.
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2254LODGING OPERATIONS3
FSS 2284CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HFT 2750THE EVENT INDUSTRY3
HFT 2719CONVENTION SERVICES *3
Total Credit Hours24

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the Downtown Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Restaurant and Foodservice Management Certificate

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the hospitality industry in the food and beverage areas of hotels, resorts, and theme parks as well as in other hospitality-related sites.  

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze information for decision-making.
  • Identify ethical and legal responsibilities specific to the field.
  • Communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Perform restaurant industry-specific workplace skills.
HFT 1000INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY3
HFT 2223HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2210HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP3
or HFT 2245 GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT
HFT 2600HOSPITALITY LAW3
HFT 2261RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
HFT 2500MARKETING IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY3
HFT 2021CBEER, WINE, AND BEVERAGE ESSENTIALS3
HFT 2872CBEVERAGE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE3
FSS 2500FOOD AND BEVERAGE COST CONTROL3
Electives (choose one):3
FINE SPIRITS MANAGEMENT AND MIXOLOGY
WINE ESSENTIALS
FOOD SERVICE SANITATION MANAGEMENT
HEALTHY CUISINE/ NUTRITION
SECURITY ISSUES IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
THE EVENT INDUSTRY
Any HFT course for which you meet the prerequisites
Any FSS course for which you meet the prerequisites
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the Downtown Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.