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Course Descriptions for TRVM

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TRVM 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Customer Sales and Service
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical information and techniques to create excellent customer sale and service unique to the travel public. (1 Lec.)


TRVM 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cruises
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Current issues and trends related to the cruise industry. Includes a discussion of the many types of cruise lines and the reasons for the popularity of this mode of travel. (2 Lab.)


TRVM 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Travel and Tourism
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


TRVM 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Customer Sales and Service
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical information and techniques to create excellent customer sales and service unique to the travel public. (2 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education-Tourism and Travel Services Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Student must complete two TRVM Classes.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


TRVM 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Travel and Tourism
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


TRVM 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Travel and Tourism
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the travel and tourism industry. Emphasis on travel careers and the impact of tourism on society. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Home-Based Travel Business
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Establishing a home based travel business. (3 Lec.)


TRVM 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Travel Destinations I - Western Hemisphere
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of countries located in the Western Hemisphere including Canada, United States, Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands. Emphasis on the culture, customs, seasonal attractions, climate, physical features, language, currency, political conditions, and how they affect both the business and leisure traveler. (3 Lec.)

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TRVM 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Group Tour Operations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the role of the group planner, selling to groups, and planning itineraries, including components of a tour package, tour costing, advertising, and promotion, group dynamics, and tour guide qualifications. (3 Lec.)


TRVM 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Exposition and Trade Show Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A broad-based introduction to the principles and skills required for the management of expositions. Examination of the fundamental business philosophy of expositions and their position in the marketplace. An overview of the major issues in exposition management including needs assessment, budget strategies, site selection, floor plan development, contractor relationships, sales and marketing and related management issues. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


TRVM 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Events Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The development of a special event from the conceptual stage through completion. Emphasis on industry terminology, factors to consider when planning a special event, and contingency plans. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Hospitality Industry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An exploration of the hospitality/lodging industry with emphasis on its history and development with relationships between hotel/lodging and suppliers. Explain the elements of the hospitality industry including food and beverage, housing, reservations, and convention services. Define the responsibilities of key executives and interpret a hotel organizational chart. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Travel Destinations II - Eastern Hemisphere
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of countries located in the Eastern Hemisphere including Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand. Emphasis on the culture, customs, climate, physical features, language, currency, and political conditions and how they affect both the business and leisure traveler. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Travel and Tourism Sales and Marketing Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of marketing, sales techniques, promotions, and advertising theories as applied to the travel and tourism industry. Coverage of the marketing mix in travel, market segmentation, market planning, and the use of advertising and other communication techniques. Emphasis on buyer motivation, telephone sales techniques, profitable travel counseling, and the use of promotional material in selling travel. (3 Lec.)


TRVM 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Travel and Tourism
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Travel and Tourism
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (4 Lec.)


TRVM 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Applied Industry Software Products
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 2301 and COSC 1401, or BICS 1405 or demonstrated competence in meeting planning and Microsoft office software.
Course Description: Overview of software products used to assist the industry professional in the fields of travel and tourism, meetings and hospitality. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


TRVM 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the meetings and conventions industry and the various aspects and skills involved in planning and managing meetings and conventions. Emphasis on types of meetings, meeting markets, industry suppliers, budget and program planning, site selection and contract negotiations, registration and housing, food and beverage requirements, functions and meeting room setup, and audiovisual requirements. (3 Lec.)


TRVM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Convention and Exposition Law and Ethics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 2301 or TRVM 1300 or demonstrated competence in meeting planning or travel management.
Course Description: Application of general legal principles and statutory requirements to meetings, conventions and trade shows. Emphasis on ethical considerations to problems faced by meeting planners, hotels, and convention centers in the negotiation and implementation of agreements for meetings and similar events. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Applied Convention/Meetings Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 2301.
Course Description: Practical application of meetings and exposition skills through a case study or participation in a conference/meeting. Includes integration of meeting planning tools that compare and discriminate between key areas of program development and convention objectives. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

International Convention/Meeting Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 2301 and TRVM 1341 or demonstrated competence in meeting planning and knowledge of International destinations.
Course Description: Apply the principles of convention/meeting management in an international setting. Compare the differences in planning a domestic versus an international meeting; including contract negotiation, foreign currency, customs and laws, exposition, marketing, shipping, languages, cultures, and how foreign policy affects the meeting planning process. Identify resources to assist planner in development of an international meeting. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Exposition Service Contracting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 1325.
Course Description: A study of logistical support systems of expositions and trade shows. Topics include designing floor plans, installation and dismantling of exhibits, drayage utilities, contract labor, and unions. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Exposition and Trade Show Operations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: TRVM 1325.
Course Description: A discussion of management of the specific problems of trade shows and exhibitions, including design, construction, and regulation. Includes logistics for planning events such as crowd control, special effects, lighting, decorations and audio. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


TRVM 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education - Tourism and Travel Services Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Student must have completed basic courses including: TRVM 1300 and TRVM 2301.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered though a cooperative agreement between college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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