2017-2018 Catalog 
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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism Management, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-916-5595, Southeast Campus, Program Site, E-mail: hospitality@nscc.edu

The goal of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program is to prepare students to enter various phases of the hospitality industry. The program includes a solid business core requirement, affording students with a broader base of business skills useful in the industry.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Apply basic management theories and principles;
  • Integrate various hospitality disciplines;
  • Identify industry issues and use appropriate problem-solving techniques; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of hospitality industry.

Admission Requirements

Students must establish placement by transfer credits, college entrance exam scores, or college placement testing.

Career Opportunities

  • Small Business Operator
  • Assistant Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Front Desk Supervisor
  • Operations Manager

Grading Policy

A grade of “C” or above must be earned in CULA and HMGT prerequisite courses to meet requirements for enrollment in subsequent courses. A grade of “C” or above in all CULA and HMGT courses must be earned prior to graduation.


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Internship Requirements

Students must complete an internship in a supervised work experience within the hospitality field prior to completing the requirements for an A.A.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Course Requirements

Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience

Speech Elective (choose one)

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one)

Mathematics Elective (choose one)

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (choose one)

Economics (choose one)

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 61 Credits

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule.

Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


* This course is part of the general education core.


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