Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Understand and promote principles of sustainability.
- Demonstrate professional practice to meet workplace demands.
- Identify research, comprehend, and communicate fundamentals, philosophy, and practices of the field.
- Demonstrate ability to effectively produce and manage projects and activities in diverse groups.
- Analyze and interpret emergent policy issues and trends prevalent in RT industry sectors.
- Demonstrate critical, conceptual, and analytical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate competencies in planning, marketing, administration, risk/legal, budgets/accounting, leadership, information technology through core curriculum and approved electives.
- Articulate practicum, internship, and career opportunities in RT field.
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Core
The Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Program (HTE) prepares students for positions in one of the top three industries in Washington state and the world’s number-one industry. Professional positions are numerous. The following list is a sampling of the types of professional positions currently held by HTE graduates: city parks and recreation director, recreation manager, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, and winery marketing manager, general manager, event and meeting planner, marketer, entrepreneur, among others.
To be admitted to a major or minor in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a freshman or transfer).
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course counted toward fulfilling major and minor requirements.
Students should plan to complete their Senior Practicum education during the summer term.
Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s).
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Core Requirements
Tourism Management Specialization
The student with a specialization in tourism management may choose a career in travel- and tourism-related industries, including hotels, resorts, convention centers, cruise lines, airlines, visitor centers, casinos, tour companies, meeting and event planning, and others.
Required Courses Credits: 36
Department-Approved Electives Credits: 6
Students must consult with major advisor before enrolling in elective credits.
Total Specialization Credits: 42