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Area of Study: Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism
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Culinary, Hospitality, and Tourism
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Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism

An education that serves your career path

The beautiful settings and relaxed atmosphere may seem effortless. But the seamless function of a hotel, restaurant, resort, cruise line, or travel agency depends on the hard work and expertise of a full team of hospitality professionals. At Austin Community College’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program you’ll be immersed in the hospitality industry’s preferred technology and business practices. You’ll also gain organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving expertise while benefiting from informative guest speakers and opportunities to network with local hospitality industry leaders.

Career Information

With opportunities almost anywhere — including some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in the world — a career in hospitality boasts flexible and steadily growing job possibilities. Your degree in ACC’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program will qualify you for work at a wide range of establishments with competitive starting salaries.

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Job Titles & Career Information

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17.42 Hourly Wage 7274 Currently Employed
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
7274 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.74 % over the next four years.
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Set and Exhibit Designers
17.84 Hourly Wage 121 Currently Employed
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
121 Set and Exhibit Designers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.57 % over the next four years.
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Park Naturalists
27.21 Hourly Wage 449 Currently Employed
Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.
449 Park Naturalists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.46 % over the next four years.
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Food Service Managers
20.61 Hourly Wage 2125 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
2125 Food Service Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.13 % over the next four years.
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Lodging Managers
23.67 Hourly Wage 217 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
217 Lodging Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.45 % over the next four years.
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Sales Managers
59.29 Hourly Wage 2469 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
2469 Sales Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.57 % over the next four years.
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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
22.32 Hourly Wage 1110 Currently Employed
Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
1110 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.19 % over the next four years.
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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
36.39 Hourly Wage 5992 Currently Employed
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
5992 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.33 % over the next four years.
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Travel Agents
17.26 Hourly Wage 428 Currently Employed
Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.
428 Travel Agents are employed. This number is expected to increase by 3.74 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Hospitality Management- Baccalaureate Prep Specialization
Hospitality Management- Hotel and Restaurant Specialization
Hospitality Management- Meeting and Event Planning Spec
Hospitality Management- Travel & Tourism


Certificate Level 1

Hospitality Management
Meeting & Event Planning
Travel & Tourism
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Program Accreditations

ACC’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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