Travel & Tourism

When in Rome, you'll know exactly what to do

Every year millions of people hit the road, skies, or water, relying on trained professionals to plan their journey. The World Travel and Tourism Council predicts by 2021 the travel and tourism industry will account for over 320 million jobs across the globe. You can have a career in tourism marketing, airlines, travel agencies, resorts, recreation management, destinations and attractions, sustainable tourism development, and much more. Students learn the fundamentals of travel and tourism operations with a strong business foundation and focus on customer service.

ACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and certificate in Travel and Tourism.

What skills can I gain?

Students develop skills to fill a multitude of positions in the travel and tourism industry that are transferable world-wide. Students study topics pertaining to front office procedures, vacation and corporate travel counseling, travel industry and financial management, purchasing, sales and marketing, technical writing, and legal issues in hospitality. Students also complement their learning with internships, providing real-world experience.

How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?

Associate degree students typically require at least two years to complete their studies. Students in the certificate program usually require at least one year of study. The pace at which you complete your course of study depends on how many courses are taken each semester.

Where can I work with this education?

Program graduates go on to work in large and small operations across the U.S. and abroad. They are self employed or working for other companies at travel agencies, airlines, cruise lines, convention bureaus, destination management companies and tour operators.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. The financial aid page has links for eligibility and applications.

All prospective and current students must be advised by the program in order to enroll in Travel and and Tourism courses. Please contact us for additional information.