2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: TRVM 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Tourism and Travel Services Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Home-Based Travel Business

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Establishing a home based travel business. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: TRVM 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Applied Industry Software Products

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: TRVM 2301, POFI 1301, 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Convention and Exposition Law and Ethics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Applied Convention/Meetings Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: TRVM 2301 or demonstrated basic knowledge in meeting planning.
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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: International Convention/Meeting Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: TRVM 2301 or TRVM 1341 or demonstrated basic knowledge in meeting planning.
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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Exposition and Trade Show Operations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: TRVM 2480 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Tourism and Travel Services Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
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., 21 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.