A.S. Hospitality & Ecotourism Management

This program prepares students for employment in management positions in the hospitality industry and/or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. The hospitality industry as addressed in this program includes the hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, resort, club, marina, and other lodging organizations.

The content includes but is not limited to customer service, management and supervisory development, management theory, hospitality attitude, guest experience, decision making, organization, communications, human relations, leadership training, personnel training, security, sanitation, food and beverage management, sales, hotel accounting, housekeeping, energy management, maintenance and engineering, marketing, property, resort, and convention management, applicable local, state, and federal laws and asset management.

General Education Requirements – 12 credit hours

  • ENC 1101 English Composition (3)
  • MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) OR MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts I (3) OR STA 2023 Introduction to Probabilities & Statistics I (3)
  • SPC 1608 Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts:MUL 1010 or HUM 1020 or PHI 2010 or ARH 1000 (3)

Core Requirements – 52 total credit hours

  • CGS 1100 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • HFT 1002 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism (3)
  • HFT 1300 Managing Housekeeping Operations (3)
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (3)
  • FSS 2251 Food & Beverage Management (3)
  • HFT 1410 Front Office Management (3)
  • HFT 2500 Marketing for H&T (3)
  • MAN 1300 Intro to Human Resources Management (3)
  • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting (3)
  • GEB 1100 Introduction to Business (3)
  • HFT 2590 Sustainable Tourism Destination Marketing (3)
  • HFT 2600 Hospitality Law (3)
  • HFT 2704 Ecotourism Management (3)
  • HFT 2102 Sustainable Tourism Assessment & Development (3)
  • HFT 2276 Resort Management (3)
  • HFT 2940C Internship for Hospitality and Tourism (1)
  • MAN 2021 Management Concepts (3)
  • OCB 2071 Marine Ecology for Tourism Professionals (3)

Career opportunities:

Hotel and Resort Manager, Food Service Manager, Event Planner, Catering/Sales and Services, Food & Beverage Specialist, Nature Tour Operator, Ecotourism/Sustainability Project Manager, Resort Marketing Manager, Guest Services Representative, Front Office or Reservations Supervisor

Florida Master Naturalist in Coastal Systems

Through a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute for Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF-IFAS), FKCC students in “OCB 2071: Marine Ecology for Tourism Professionals” will have the opportunity to become certified as a Florida Master Naturalist in Coastal Systems.” The course, which is a program requirement, provides classroom and field instruction on general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal Systems in Florida. The course also addresses society’s role in coastal areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics.


The courses listed above are only a guide.  Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university.  Course requirements may change each year. Some courses are offered night/online only every other year. You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor. For more information, contact the Office of Advising Services at 305-809-3196 or Andreea Mihalcea at 305-809-3236 or andreea.mihalcea@fkcc.edu.

Keep going! Earn a Bachelor’s Degree!

CFK now offers a Hospitality focus in its Bachelor of Applied Science in Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) program.  The BAS-SM is a four-year degree comprised of 36 credit hours of general education courses, 42 credit hours of lower-level specialized courses, and 42 hours of upper-level course work—totaling 120 credits.  The program follows a “2 + 2” model, in which a student first earns an associate degree or equivalent (two-year degree) before entering two years of upper level coursework.