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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___ Freshman Composition Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
  Literacy for Life Requirement 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
HS150 Welcome to Hospitality 3
HS152 Customer Service 3
HS157 Tourism and Planning Development 3
HS158 Introduction to MEEC 3
HS160 Hospitality Supervision 3
HS254 Hospitality & Travel Marketing 3
HS255 Airline Management 3
HS257 Principles of Tour Guiding 3
HS265 Eco Tourism 3
HS292 Hospitality and Tourism Practicum 3
JA110 Japanese I 4
MK125 Social Media Marketing 3
Choose One
KE110 Korean I 4
KE111 Korean II
Program Total 60-62

2020-21 College Catalog

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 Major 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
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN 110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN 111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA 110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA 115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA 161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO 110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS 151 Windows Applications
CS 152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 4
CH 110 Chamorro I 4
ED 265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN 125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN 210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI 121 World Civilization (Pre-historic Time to 1500) 3
HI 122 World Civilization (1500 to Present Time) 3
HI 176 Guam History 3
HM 110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM 201 Social Welfare & Development 3
HU 120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU 220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA 110 Japanese I 4
KE 110 Korean I 4
PI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater 3
VC 101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 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)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology (3) & Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC 110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY 100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY 120 General Psychology 3
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19

2020-2021 College Catalog


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3 HS152 Customer Service 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4 JA110 Japanese I 4

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3 SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
KE110OR
KE111
Korean I or                   Korean II 4 HS257 Principles of Tour Guiding 3
HS150 Welcome to Hospitality 3
 

 

 
Total 16-17
 
Total 14
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
  Literacy for Life Requirement 3 HS254 Hospitality & Travel Marketing 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4 HS255 Airline Management 3
HS157 Tourism and Planning Development 3 HS265 Eco Tourism 3
HS158 Introduction to MEEC 3 HS292 Hospitality and Tourism Practicum 3
HS160 Hospitality Supervision 3 MK125 Social Media Marketing 3

 
Total 15-16
 
Total 15
Year 1 Total 30-31 Year 2 Total 30-31
 Program Total 60-62

2020-21 College Catalog



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.

Flori-Anne Dela Cruz

Major: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Tourism & Travel Management

"GCC connected me with those who are in the industry and equipped me with valuable knowledge and skills both in the industry and the academic level. GCC is truly a community, and they are sincere when it comes to student success. You'll leave with an education and also become a part of a supportive and encouraging community. I now work as an Enterprise Support Specialists at IT&E and currently serving as the Youth Director for Guam Visitor's Bureau, Board of Directors."


HS254 Hospitality & Travel Marketing

This course examines the hospitality and travel marketing system. Students will learn the different types and roles of hospitality and travel industry organizations, how marketing applies to different travel components and various departments of a hospitality organization. Topics such as core principles of marketing, marketing approaches, strategic and tactical marketing, marketing research and analysis, marketing strategy, and marketing plan development, and methods to effectively implement and control as well as evaluate the marketing plan will be covered.

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HS265 Eco Tourism

Ecotourism is a high-yield category in the tourism industry and a form of tourism that fosters learning and appreciation of the natural environment. This course focuses on best practices for planning and strategic management of ecotourism venues and discussion of the role of local and indigenous communities in ecotourism management.

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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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The Associate of Science in Marketing provides students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain career-sustaining employment in a marketing profession. Among the many career opportunities in marketing are account executive, buyer, merchandiser, brand manager, retail supervisor, advertising assistant, market researcher, and social media marketing coordinator. The marketing program will equip students with the experience and technical skills necessary for rapid progression into mid-management positions.

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