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Hospitality - Tourism Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Initiative at Florida Keys Community College is a dynamic new collection of course offerings designed to prepare students for successful careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Employment of hospitality and tourism professionals is expected to grow well into the future. Job seekers can expect strong competition for the best jobs.

According the U.S. Department of Labor, applicants with a college degree in hospitality and tourism management are expected to have the best job opportunities.

  Increase your chances at the best jobs now by beginning your Hospitality and Tourism Management coursework at FKCC!

Careers in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hotel Manager   Revenue Manager   Resort Marketing Manager   Food & Beverage Manager
Hotel Operations Manager   Events and Meeting Planner   Travel Operator

How it Works

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Initiative at Florida Keys Community College is a 60 credit, 2-year degree (Associate of Arts) that is designed for both the student who wants to earn a 4-year degree (Bachelor of Science in Hospitality), and for the student who desires to enter the workforce directly after the two years.

For Bachelor degree students, upon completion of your AA degree at FKCC, you will have the opportunity to articulate (transfer) to four-year programs in Florida as a junior. The Hospitality courses are also available to non-degree seeking students.

Hospitality Management is a career path that involves many different disciplines, including marketing, finance, revenue management, foodservice, supervision and customer service.  

Banquet ManagerHFT 1002 Intro to Hospitality and Tourism Management
Survey of resort, hospitality, and tourism industries with focus on the history, terminology, demographics, psychographics, and destination. Emphasis is placed on planning and development, current trends, and social impacts. Types of organizational operations and career opportunities are examined.

HFT 2500 Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism
Students develop actual marketing campaign for business within hospitality industry. Emphasis on (a) analysis of market, competition and product, (b) planning financial budget and (c) developing short-term and long-range strategies to achieve desired profit through effective advertising, sales and public relations plan.

FSS 2251 Food and Beverage Management
An application of principles in commercial and institutional food and beverage facilities including marketing, menu development, effective cost control in purchasing, pricing, labor and service techniques. Procedures, approaches and techniques of management are explored and developed as they relate to commercial and institutional food and beverage facilities.

MAN 2949 Internship – Hospitality and Tourism Management
This course is an internship at a local hospitality/tourism operation and may be taken in either the fall or spring semester of year two (after completing a minimum of 30 hours).

Additional Coursework Topics
English Composition, College Algebra, Computer Applications, Accounting, Statistics, Management, Economics, and Sciences