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TRAVEL, EXPOSITION AND MEETING MANAGEMENT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.TRAVEL.EXPO.MEET

This program is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills so that a graduate may advance in career paths appropriate to an individual's particular interests, in the travel and tourism industry. Individual areas of specialization include: (a) convention/meeting planner, (b) exposition/trade show planner, or (c) travel agency operations. In addition to specific technical skills and knowledge related to the travel and tourism field, the graduate will have received instruction in other areas such as principles of management, applied mathematics, reading and writing skills, and verbal communication skills.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
TRVM 1300 Introduction to Travel and Tourism 3
TRVM 2301 Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management 3
TRVM 1308 Travel Destinations I - Western Hemisphere 3
TRVM 1201 Customer Sales and Service 2
14

SEMESTER II

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Math Elective 3-4
++Elective Computer Science Elective 4
TRVM 1325 Introduction to Exposition and Trade Show Management 3
TRVM XXXX Specialization Course 1-2
14-16

SEMESTER III

ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
TRVM 2300 Applied Industry Software Products 3
TRVM 1345 Travel and Tourism Sales and Marketing Techniques 3
TRVM 1341 Travel Destinations II - Eastern Hemisphere 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4
18-19

SEMESTER IV

++++Elective Management Elective 3
+++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
TRVM 2331 Convention and Exposition Law and Ethics 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I OR 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR (3)
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
TRVM XXXX Specialization Course 3
15-16

SEMESTER V

TRVM XXXX Specialization Course 3
TRVM 2380 Cooperative Education - Tourism and Travel Services Management 3
6
Minimum Hours Required 67-71

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Computer Science Elective - must be selected from the following:

COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications 4

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts OR from the following:

FREN 1411 Beginning French I 4
FREN 1412 Beginning French II 4
GERM 1411 Beginning German I 4
GERM 1412 Beginning German II 4
JAPN 1411 Beginning Japanese I 4
JAPN 1412 Beginning Japanese II 4
PORT 1411 Beginning Portuguese I 4
PORT 1412 Beginning Portuguese II 4
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I 4
SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II 4

++++Management Elective - must be selected from the following:

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3

+++++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES:

Meeting and Convention Management

TRVM 2333 Applied Convention/Meetings Management 3
TRVM 2341 International Convention Meeting Management 3
TRVM 1327 Special Events Design 3
TRVM 1391 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 3

Exposition/Trade Show Management

TRVM 2343 Exposition Service Contracting 3
TRVM 2355 Exposition and Trade Show Operations 3

Travel Management

TRVM 1323 Group Tour Operations 3
TRVM 1331 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
TRVM 1117 Cruises 1
TRVM 1291 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 2
TRVM 1302 Home-Based Travel Business 3

Hospitality Management

HAMG 1313 Front Office Procedures 3
HAMG 1324 Hospitality Human Resources Management 3
HAMG 2305 Hospitality Management and Leadership 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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TRAVEL, EXPOSITION AND MEETING MANAGEMENT -- CERTIFICATE IN MEETINGS

(Level I Certificate)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.TRAV.MEETINGS

This 32-hour certificate provides students with skills required to work in the meeting planning industry.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
+Elective Math Elective 3-5
TRVM 2301 Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management 3
TRVM 1391 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 3
TRVM 1325 Introduction to Exposition and Trade Show Management 3
TRVM 1201 Customer Sales and Service 2
17-19

SEMESTER II

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
TRVM 2333 Applied Convention/Meetings Management 3
++TRVM XXXX Meeting Specialization Elective 3
TRVM 2300 Applied Industry Software Products 3
TRVM 2331 Convention and Exposition Law and Ethics 3
15

SEMESTER III

TRVM 1280 Cooperative Education - Tourism and Travel Services Management OR 2
TRVM 2380 Cooperative Education-Tourism and Travel Services Management (3)
2-3
Minimum Hours Required 34-37

+Math Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Meeting Specialization Elective - students must select one course from the list below:

TRVM 2341 International Convention/Meeting Management 3
TRVM 1327 Special Events Design 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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Richland only

TRAVEL, EXPOSITION AND MEETING MANAGEMENT--CERTIFICIATE IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

(Level I Certificate)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.TRAV.HOSP.TOUR

This certificate provides the student with a choice to focus on hospitality or tourism. Through the selection of electives, students can tailor the curriculum to meet individual needs. The core classes provide students skills in customer service, marketing, and global attraction information to create a strong foundation to begin a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
+Elective Math Elective 3-4
TRVM 1300 Introduction to Travel and Tourism* OR 3
HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry * (3)
TRVM 1308 Travel Destination I - Western Hemisphere 3
++Elective Travel Management Elective 1-3
13-16

SEMESTER II

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
TRVM 1345 Travel and Tourism Sales and Marketing Techniques 3
++Elective Travel Management Elective 3
TRVM 1341 Travel Destinations II - Eastern Hemisphere 3
TRVM 1201 Customer Sales and Service 2
14

SEMESTER III

TRVM 1280 Cooperative Education - Tourism and Travel Services Management OR 2
TRVM 2380 Cooperative Education-Tourism and Travel Services Management (3)
2-3
Minimum Hours Required 29-33

+Math Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Travel Management Elective - must be selected from the list below:

TRVM 2301 Introduction to Convention/Meeting Management 3
TRVM 1323 Group Tour Operations 3
TRVM 1117 Cruises 1
TRVM 1191 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 1
TRVM 1291 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 2
TRVM 2300 Applied Industry Software Products 3
TRVM 1391 Special Topics in Travel and Tourism 3
TRVM 1302 Home-Based Travel Business 3
HAMG 1313 Front Office Procedures 3
HAMG 1324 Hospitality Human Resources Management 3
HAMG 2305 Hospitality Management and Leadership 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3

*TRVM 1300 is recommended for students focusing on a career in tourism; HAMG 1321 is recommended for students focusing on a career in hospitality.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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