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Hospitality & Tourism Management

Earn your associate's degree or a certificate in a wide variety of tourism-related fields at Chemeketa. We also offer professional development opportunities for workers in the tourism industry.

Potential Salary$50,000

topics Business Management

Skills & InterestOrganization

CareersBusiness & Management

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Why choose program or class?

Chemeketa's flexible online Hospitality and Tourism Management program can prepare you for work in Oregon's booming tourism industry in a few as 10 months. Courses are offered entirely online so you can participate when your schedule permits.

Our experienced faculty have risen through the industry from the ground up and are still active in the field. They will show you the path to the career you envision in the world’s largest industry.

What will you learn?

Whichever hospitality or tourism industry job you are aiming for, Chemeketa has a program that can help you stay on target. Courses at Chemeketa cover everything from daily restaurant operations to hotel management and special event planning to catering.

What will you do?

With a degree or certificate from Chemeketa's Hospitality and Tourism Management program, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills in a range of occupations including –

  • Concierge
  • Hotel or motel manager
  • Food service manager
  • Meeting and convention manager
  • Attractions managers
  • Food cart entrepreneurs
  • Wedding, event and convention planners
  • Restaurant, bar and winery tasting room managers

    If you choose the associate's degree, you will be able to –

    • Design a strategic marketing plan
    • Apply quality guest service standards to deliver competitive guest experiences to diverse cultural groups
    • Analyze hospitality industry functions, their operations requirements and revenue impacts
    • Describe techniques for maximizing hiring, training, development and retention of hospitality employees

    Two years
    92 credits


    The hospitality management certificate focuses on hospitality industry careers related to hotel operations, marketing, and sales, meeting, convention and special event planning, catering and banquet operations, and casino supervision. You can earn your management certificate and continue at Chemeketa to earn your associate degree.

    If you choose the hospitality and tourism management certificate, you will be able to:

    • Apply marketing and sales principles in the hospitality industry
    • Establish the guest-host relationship inherent to the hospitality industry
    • Use cost control terms and techniques to review hospitality operations

    One year
    48 credits


    The food and beverage management certificate prepares you to work in food and beverage supervision in a variety of venues.

    Ten months
    36 credits


    The lodging management certificate preps you to work in lodging supervision in facilities ranging from small bed and breakfasts to large resorts.

    Ten months
    36 credits


    The event management certificate prepares you for direct employment in meeting and event planning for large hotels, convention centers, local attractions, private catering, event management companies, or private corporations.

    If you choose the event management certificate, you will be able to –

    • Organize and manage a special event or meeting utilizing appropriate operational coordination
    • Coordinate critical and unique impacts of the hospitality and tourism industry on event planning
    • Formulate a marketing plan to promote and/or sell an event

    Ten months
    36 credits


    The tourism and travel management will prepare you to work primarily in travel-related fields like airlines, travel agencies, or event as a travel manager for a large corporation.

    Ten months
    36 credits

  • Class Schedule and Offerings

    A projection of when classes are offered. All HTM classes are 4 credit hours.

    Summer Term

    Course            Title                                                 
    HTM 100        Hospitality Industry                                          
    HTM 138        Foods and Beverages:Gastronomy                     

    Fall Term

    Course            Title                                                 
    HTM 100        Hospitality Industry
    HTM 104        Tourism and Travel Industry                                
    HTM 114        Travel Destination Geography
    HTM 125        Special Event Planning                                         
    HTM 131        Customer Service Management
    HTM 138        Foods and Beverages:Gastronomy  
    HTM 209        Lodging Operations                                               

    Winter Term

    Course            Title                                                 
    HTM 100        Hospitality Industry                                 
    HTM 104        Tourism and Travel Industry                         
    HTM 105        Restaurant Operations                                
    HTM 107        Hospitality Cost Control                              
    HTM 125        Special Event Planning                               
    HTM 127        Selling in Hospitality and Tourism Management   
    HTM 138        Foods and Beverages:Gastronomy            
    HTM 226        Meeting and Conventions                           

    Spring Term

    Course            Title                                                 
    HTM 100        Hospitality Industry
    HTM 104        Tourism and Travel Industry                       
    HTM 125        Special Event Planning                               
    HTM 131        Customer Service Management                  
    HTM 143        Computer Reservation Systems                   
    HTM 203        Service Marketing                                    
    HTM 224        Catering and Banquets                                
    HTM 290        Hospitality & Tourism Management Strategic Management