Tourism and Hospitality Management
Responsible for over 9.3% of the global GDP, travel and tourism is one of the most important industries in the world in terms of economic impact and growth potential.
There are over one billion global tourists annually, and e-commerce and globalization continue to create new destinations and new markets every day.
Did you know that a majority of the Tourism and Hospitality Management program can be completed online?
- Tourism and Hospitality Management AAS (75% or more can be completed online)
Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!
While earning your degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will have the opportunity to be involved in:
- THM 118 - Event Planning Course
Provides you with hands-on experience of planning and executing an event for over 1500 people
- Travel Club
Provides opportunities for you and other students to plan group trips and gain valuable travel experience
- Walt Disney World College Program
Offers internships with one of the most well-known and well-respected businesses in the world
- AAA Apollo Training
You'll have the opportunity to learn the Apollo Computer Reservation System from AAA agents right here on campus. This knowledge allows you to start careers with travel agencies, airlines or car rental agencies.
Career opportunities are worldwide and allow you to work amongst different people, societies and cultures. Many opportunities are available because 1 in 11 jobs are in the Tourism & Hospitality industry.
- Attractions Managers
- Customer Service Representatives
- Destination Marketing
- Food Service Managers
- Gaming Managers
- Gaming Supervisors
- Lodging Managers
- Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
- Sales Managers
- Slot Supervisors
- Travel Agents
- Travel Guides
GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:
- Champlain College
- Lynn University
- Niagara University
- Paul Smith's College
- SUNY College at Buffalo
- SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.