Hospitality and Tourism Management AAS


The growing field of tourism represents a promising area for career development. The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is designed for students seeking professional careers in tourism, recreation, hospitality and leisure fields. This program prepares students for careers in national, state and local parks, resorts and recreation service companies, lodging and hospitality, restaurants and food service and public or private organizations that develop and promote the tourism industry. The curriculum includes general education and business support courses, knowledge- and skill-based courses in marketing, hospitality and tourism management. This combination of knowledge, experience and skills will enable the customer service oriented, hardworking graduate to perform with excellence in the expanding tourism industry. For more information on this program, contact Ann Nagye at 304-929-6736 or

Total Program Hours: 60

Take classes online or attend classes on-campus at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, Mercer County Campus, Nicholas County Campus and the Raleigh County Campus.

  1. Explain the interdependent components of the hospitality and tourism industry including transportation, customer service, food service, lodging, recreation management, and marketing and sales.
  2. Describe the basic organizational structure of a hotel or resort operation, including types of positions available, and the responsibilities of each.
  3. Explain the types and elements of food service operations.
  4. Identify the factors that distinguish meetings, conventions, and expositions from other hospitality segments.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of technology applications in Hospitality Management.