Instructional Programs
Travel and Tourism

 Course Overview


What is Travel and Tourism?

Travel is the act or science of moving people from one place to another, with safety, comfort, and efficiency.

Tourism is the business of providing and marketing services and facilities for pleasure travelers.

This Associate of Applied Science Degree course prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions and provides students with the fundamental knowledge necessary for a professional career in the travel and tourism industry. Some of these areas are reservation systems, individual and group travel and tour planning, corporate and incentive travel, travel agency management, planning and marketing for meetings, conventions, and trade shows, and domestic and international tourism and tourist attractions.

This program also offers an exit Certificate of Completion in Travel Counselor/Airline Reservationist after the first year. The certificate prepares students for employment as an airline reservationist or travel counselor. Employment may also be available at car rental agencies, hotel/motel reservations systems, and city convention and tourism offices.

You may also transfer to a four-year college, such as NMSU, upon successful completion of this course.


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 District Wide Coordinator

Linda Cropper

Tel: (915)-831-1360

Fax: (915)-831-1362