2011-12 Student Catalog 
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2011-12 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tourism Management, Certificate

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The Career

The tourism industry in the Niagara Region continues to grow, and the demand for tourism professionals is increasing. This program is a collaborative effort between the business, hospitality and recreation curricula. Graduates may opt for self-employment or may obtain positions in many different settings including: hotels, country clubs, casinos, restaurants, cruise ships, airports and resorts. The hospitality industry has a strong demand for tourism. Those interested in tourism must have strong management skills to succeed in this labor-intensive service-driven business.

The NCCC Approach

The Tourism Management and Event Planning degree is a two-year academic program that includes six courses specific to operations in this field. The coursework will provide students with an overview of the industry as well as specific skills designed to meet the needs of employers. Students in this curriculum will take coursework that focuses on general business topics such as accounting, organization and management, and marketing. This will provide them with a full complement of the skills needed in the business of tourism management and event planning.

This program is designed to meet the needs of the student in taking the first steps toward a career in the tourism industry as well as those currently employed in the field who are seeking academic credentials to further enhance their career opportunities. The class sizes are small and personal attention to each student’s academic needs is addressed.


Students admitted in September and January.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide students with the basic knowledge of the tourism industry that will prepare them for employment in independent hotels, cruise lines, casinos and resorts.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the tourism industry
  • Explain and utilize marketing and branding techniques in the industry
  • Employ management principles in the tourism environment.
  • Apply the foundations of recreation to the tourism industry.
  • Analyze the marketing mix and apply it to essential advertising techniques.
  • Appraise consumer behavior along with the psychographics to determine the target market for the tourism industry.
  • Utilize business communication skills in the tourism arena.

Minimum Degree Requirements (TMC)

  1. A total of at least 33 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree. 
  2. Hospitality: A minimum of 12 credit hours to include:
    1. HOS 101 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 
    2. HOS 111 - Event Planning 
    3. HOS 131 - Introduction to the Tourism Industry 
    4. HOS 204 - Convention & Meetings Management 
  3. Business: A minimum of 9 credit hours to include:
    1. BUS 114 - Consumer Behavior 
    2. BUS 135 - Fundamentals Of Advertising 
    3. BUS — Business elective
  4. Humanities: A minimum of 3 credit hours to include:
    1. ENG 101 - Writing I 
  5. Office Technology/Computer Elective: A minimum of 6 credit hours to include:
    1. BUS 229 - Business Communications 
    2. CIS 105 - Introduction to Operating Systems 
    3. CIS 109 - Introduction to Database 
    4. CIS 111 - Introduction to Word Processing 
  6. Health/Physical Education: A minimum of 3 credit hours to include:
    1. REC 200 - Foundations of Recreation 


Typical Program

Scholarship Opportunities

All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog or contact the NCCC Scholarship Office located in the Administration complex, Room A-114, (716) 614-6205, for specific information and criteria.