Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism

Hospitality professionals ensure that special events, important meetings, and big vacations go smoothly. You can prepare to enter this exciting field in Austin Community College’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program. Classes are immersive and led by industry leaders. You’ll have access to networking events, study abroad opportunities, and much more.

Pride Points

Scholarships available

Internship opportunities

Study abroad classes

ACBSP Accredited

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

Career & Salary Information

Earning a certificate in this field can increase your employability immediately. The Hospitality Baccalaureate Prep program prepares you for university transfer and more career opportunities down the line. Below are some job titles to consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Food Service Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Lodging Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

    Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Park Naturalists

    Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Sales Managers

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Set and Exhibit Designers

    Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Travel Agents

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Baccalaureate Prep Specialization
Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship Specialization
Hotel and Restaurant Specialization
Meeting and Event Planning Specialization
Travel and Tourism

Certificate Level 1

Hospitality Management Level 1
Meeting Planning Level 1
Travel and Tourism Level 1