The Associate in Arts Degree University Transfer Plan:
Hospitality and Tourism Management


Hospitality and Tourism Management
A Pathway To:

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

Transfer Institutions:

Florida International University*
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of North Florida
University of South Florida*
University of West Florida

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.

First Year:


Spring Hours
Summer Hours
ENC 1101, English Composition I
ENC 1102, English Composition II
Social Science
MAC 1105, College Algebra
Humanities/Fine Arts
ECO 2013,  Macroeconomics
College Success Competency
Natural Science
CGS 1100, Computer Applications
HFT 2500 Marketing for Hospitality/Tourism
HFT 1002 Intro. to Hospitality
FSS 2251 Food and Beverage Management
Total: 15 Total: 15 Total: 6
Second Year:
 Fall Hours  Spring Hours
ACG 2021, Financial
 3 MAN 2021 Management Concepts  3
STA 2023, Statistics  3 MAN 1300 Intro to Human Resources Management  3
*MAN 2949 Hospitality/Tourism Internship  3 Natural Science  3
Humanities/Fine Arts  3 Social Science  3
Total:  12 Total:  12
Overall total credit hours:    60     
* MAN 2949 is an internship at a local hospitality/tourism operation.  This course may be taken in either the fall or spring semester of year two (after completing a minimum of 30 hours).

The Associate in Arts degree is designed primarily to meet the requirements for a student to transfer to the upper division level of college or university to continue to work toward a bachelor’s degree.

For undergraduate admission to a state university, students must have earned two years of sequential foreign language at the high school level, or complete (with passing grades) at least 8 semester hours at a previous college or university (as required by Florida Statute 240.233).

The courses listed on this sheet are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each 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 Frank Wood at 305-809-3287.