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Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management

Total Credit Hours: 60-62


About Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management


The Tourism and Travel Management program is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the tourism and travel industry. Students are introduced to management and operating principles of different sectors of the industry to prepare them for a meaningful career, leadership roles, or entrepreneurial opportunities. 


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS 157

Tourism and Planning Development

3

HS 158

Introduction to MEEC

3

HS 255

Airline Management

3

HS257

Principles of Tour Guiding

3

HS 265

Eco Tourism

3

HS 292

Travel and Hospitality Practicum

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HS 150

Welcome to Hospitality

3

HS 152

Customer Service

3

HS 160

Hospitality Supervision

3

HS 254

Hospitality & Travel Marketing

3

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

4

MK 125

Social Media Marketing

3

Choose One

KE 110

Beginning Korean

4

KE 111

Intermediate Korean

Total

41

Program Total

60-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Tourism & Travel Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit professionalism and work ethics as it relates to the tourism and travel industry.    
  2. Explain the inter-relationship among component parts of the tourism system.    
  3. Create a career plan identifying additional training needed for professional success.

Katrina Mae Tahimik

What I like best about GCC is its full support to all the students, starting from the Secondary CTE Programs. I am a proud completer of the Lodging Management Program and I thank GCC for helping me prepare for the hospitality industry even before graduating from high school. Now, I am one of the GCC Foundation Scholarship recipients, expecting to graduate in Spring 2018, and I could not be more grateful!


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HS265 Eco Tourism

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HS157 Tourism and Planning Development

This course provides an overview of the tourism industry and how its components-destination, marketing, demand, and travel, interact with each other in order to create a successful tourism product.  Students will learn principles of destination planning, development, and marketing and apply these principles in the study of Guam's tourism industry.

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