2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality and Tourism Management *Pending TBR and SACSCOC Approval

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Hospitality and Tourism Management
Technical Certificate

Program Office: 615-916-5595, Southeast Campus, Program Site, E-mail: hospitality@nscc.edu


The Hospitality and Tourism Management Technical Certificate is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to succeed in the hospitality management field. Practical applications of basic management theories and principles are stressed. Courses incorporate work-related experiences to simulate realistic management problems and opportunities.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

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

Career Opportunities

  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Sales and Marketing Associate
  • Room Attendant/Housekeeping Host

Grading Policy

A grade of “C” or above must be earned in all Culinary Arts (CULA) courses to meet requirements for graduation.


The certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward the Nashville State A.A.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 25 Credits


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, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER 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.

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