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Tourism Operations & Management Certificate

Why Choose a Tourism Operations and Management Certificate?

A tourism operations and management certificate will help you have the skills to ensure that an establishment is run efficiently and profitably, and that you also have the knowledge to create a pleasant atmosphere and quality experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations.

Skills Acquired

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Tourism Operations and Management programs include topics such as:

  • Personnel management
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service

Recognition

Normandale's Hospitality Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers in Tourism Operations & Management

Projected Job Growth

According to ISeek.org, there will be 10.4% job growth. There will also be a need for about 390 new Lodging Managers to meet market demand between 2010 and 2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

Types of Jobs

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Job title examples for tourism operations and managers include:

  • General managers
  • Revenue managers
  • Front-office managers
  • Convention service managers

 

Average State Pay

According to ISeek.org, the average salary in the state of Minnesota for a Lodging Manager is $47,050 ($22.62 per hour).

Description

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Tourism operations and management programs prepare people to manage travel agencies, tour companies, and other travel-related services. These programs are sometimes called travel management, travel administration, or tourism management.

Certificate in Tourism Operations & Management

Associate's in Applied Science in Hospitality Management with a certificate in Tourism Operations and Management.

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Required Courses - 19 credits

Code Title Credits
HSMA 1103 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 4
HSMA 2096 Hospitality Management Internship 2-4
or HSMA 2097 Senior Hospitality Internship 4
or HSMA 2098 International Internship 4
HSMA 2100 Casino Management and Operations 4
HSMA 2144 Food/Beverage Management and Cost Control 4
GEOG 1122 Geography of Europe 3
or GEOG 1102 Human Geography 3