TOURISM & TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
Associate of Science Degree
"Jessica's performance in the Accounting Division has really been amazing. She has consistently exceeded expectations and goals, and has displayed great work ethics... We are very happy and fortunate to have her on board."
Yolanda O'Connor Garganta
Hotel Nikko Guam
re: Jessica Sachuo, Nikko employee and GCC Tourism & Travel Management major
Program DescriptionGeneral Education Requirements
The tourism and travel industry is one of the largest employment sectors locally and globally. Tourism and travel employers around the world pay more than 1.6 trillion dollars annually in wages and salaries creating over 12 million new jobs. Employment opportunities include hotels, restaurants, tour and travel companies, airlines, tourism attraction facilities, convention and events, ecotourism, cruises, and related services. As an academic partner with the Travel Institute, Tourism and Travel graduates may earn Travel Agency Proficiency (TAP) certification from the Travel Institute and other nationally recognized certification programs.
The Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management can open doors in many aspects of Guam's growing tourism industry.
The GCC Advantage
The advantage of earning an associate degree or certificate from Guam Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia." Our instructors care about and want their students to succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life applications of the classroom concepts they are learning. Also, GCC's partnerships with over 100 businesses ensure that what is taught in the classroom corresponds with what businesses need GCC graduates to know when they become employees. These partnerships include internships and apprenticeships that often lead to sustainable jobs and careers in our island’s workforce.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Tourism & Travel Management program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in the skills needed to work as a professional in the tourism and travel industry.
- Demonstrate preparedness to successfully pass one of several local and/or nationally recognized tourism and travel tests.
- Apply an appropriate work ethic and professional demeanor as it relates to the tourism and travel industry.
The mission of the Tourism & Travel Management program is to teach students how to start out in the tourism and travel industry as a professional, how to apply the appropriate work ethic for this industry, how to advance to middle management positions, and to successfully pass local and national tourism and travel industry exams.
Location: Room 2137, Building 2000
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.