About the Program

The Travel and Tourism Management Technology program of study is designed to provide specialized instruction and practice to prepare students for careers in tourism occupations. The course of study for this program is completely online.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $36,990. Nationally, the income range is

$21,350 – 62,320.

Career Opportunities

  • Event manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Concierge
  • Recreation manager
  • Travel agent
  • Convention planner

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Travel and Tourism Management Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Travel and Tourism Management Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
HRT 1123 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HRT 1213 - Sanitation and Safety 3
HRT 1813 - Tourism Specialist 3
HRT 1823 - The Travel Agency 3
HRT 2843 - Fundamentals in Travel and Tourism 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
BOT 1273 - Introduction to Microsoft® Office® 3
HRT 1413 - Rooms Division Management 3
HRT 1833 - Travel and Tourism Geography 3
HRT 2853 - Convention and Meeting Planning 3
HRT 2863 - Tourism Planning and Development 3

Total Credits: 30

Travel and Tourism Management Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
HRT 1552 - Hospitality Seminar 2
HRT 2613 - Hospitality Supervision 3
HRT 2623 - Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
HRT 2713 - Marketing Hospitality Services 3
HRT 2924 - Supervised Work Experience in Travel and Tourism 4

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.