travel & tourism



 A career in travel and tourism management can be an exciting career path for people who enjoy working with a diverse clientele. Positions include everything from travel agents to marketing and sales roles in the local travel and tourism department.  The tourism industry is the world’s largest service industry and employs 127 million people. The opportunities for beginning a career in tourism are still out there…..but only for those that have the specific training and knowledge that is in demand.  Our online program can help you reach your goals.  This industry segment is changing to meet the requests of tourists and hospitality enterprises.  You may combine your Travel and Tourism courses into a hospitality management degree and earn an Associate of Arts degree for Transfer.


The Basics:  Five courses make up the basic coursework: TVL 101,103,109,121.  We believe that an education in tourism and preparation for the field should not take long!  These five courses are extensive and cover everything you need to know to add to…or begin a career in tourism.

Associate of Arts:  Learn basic principles of Travel & Tourism management while completing lower-division required courses for an Associate’s of Arts degree for transfer into Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Career Options: Seek entry-level employment in travel and tourism enterprises.

Academic Options:  Complete a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in Tucson through a partnership with NAU. Completion of required program courses, including AGEC-A requirements, allows students to waive 12 upper-division liberal studies courses upon transfer to NAU.


Travel & Tourism Concentration

Work in the resort, hotel or restaurant industry while completing an entry level certificate that provides an introduction to travel and tourism enterprises.


Career Options:  Entry-level employment in travel & tourism industry.  Graduates find employment in the airlines, hotels/resorts, cruise sales and marketing, tour group development and ecotourism industries.

Academic Options:  Continue taking courses toward an Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

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Location: East CampusNorthwest Campus



If you are new to Pima Community College’s HRM Program or have not taken the required prerequisites for upper division courses from NAU, make an appointment to see either:


dottie sutherlandDottie Sutherland
East Campus, EC O2 211


Armando Trujillo
(520) 206-2176
Northwest Campus, Rm A325


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