Hospitality and Tourism

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    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

    Accelerate Your Career: Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.

    Employment: One of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries.

    Training: Master the business fundamentals and position yourself for career growth towards management.

  • The STLCC Advantage


    Build a strong foundation based on a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the industry. Then choose an area of focus for further study —

    • Hotel Management
    • Food and Beverage Management
    • Event Planning
    • Travel and Tourism

    Stackable: If you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in Travel and Tourism or Event Planning, your credits can apply towards your Hospitality and Tourism AAS degree.

    This program is for those who are:

    • Entering the field for the first time
    • Considering Hospitality and Tourism for a second career
    • Currently in an entry-level job in the field and looking to move up the ladder

    People-oriented? Hospitality is the art of taking care of people when they’re away from home, so if you enjoy helping people, like to tackle fresh challenges, and solve problems creatively, this could be the field for you.

    Convenience: Study while you work — most classes are offered online, and evening classes are also available.

    Affordability: STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than many proprietary schools and four-year institutions. Compare for yourself, and see.

    More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

    To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to any questions you might have. CLICK HERE

  • Career Opportunities

    • Travel Agencies
    • Hotels
    • Airlines
    • Cruise Lines
    • Resorts
    • Corporations
    • Catering Companies
    • Tour Companies

    Companies that have hired STLCC grads:

    • Maritz
    • Disney
    • Westin
    • Six Flags
    • Hilton
    • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    • Hampton Inn
    • Sheraton
    • Marriott

    Job Resources:

  • Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid


    • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
    • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
    • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE.
    • For more information on expenses incurred as part of Hospitality and Tourism, please contact the program coordinator at
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  • Students and Faculty

    Craig H. Mueller, M.Ed., CTC, CTA
    Phone: 314-644-9590
    Jeffrey P. Ivory, M.Ed., CHE
    Phone: 314-644-9764
  • Program Curriculum and Related Programs


    Hospitality and Tourism (AAS) 64-66 Credits

    Program total 64-66 credits
    I. Career General Education 18 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    COM:101 Oral Communication I (or)
    COM:107 Public Speaking 3
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics (or)
    MTH:xxx Higher Level Mathematics 3
    XXX:xxx Social Science 3
    XXX:xxx Natural Science or Mathematics 3
    XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
    II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
    III. Core 32 credits
    ACC:100 Applied Accounting 3
    IS:123 Introduction to Windows 1
    IS:151 Microcomputer Applications in Business 4
    HTM:200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry 1
    HTM:110 Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry 2
    HTM:120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality 3
    HTM:210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control 3
    HTM:215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 3
    HTM:115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations 3
    Choose one of the following four focus areas:
    Hotel Management 12 credits
    CUL:101 Safety and Sanitation 1
    HTM:240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality 2
    HTM:220 Hotel Facilities Management 3
    HTM:225 Hotel Operations 3
    Elective 3
    Food and Beverage Management 12 credits
    CUL:101 Safety and Sanitation 1
    HTM:240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality 2
    HTM:230 Bar and Beverage Management 3
    HTM:235 Food Service Design and Layout 3
    Elective 3
    Event Planning Management 12 credits
    HTM:245 Event Planning I 3
    HTM:250 Event Planning II 3
    HTM:255 Event Planning III 3
    Elective 3
    Travel and Tourism 14 credits
    HTM:260 Travel and Tourism Foundations 6
    HTM:270 Travel and Tourism Computer Systems 5
    HTM:265 Travel and Tourism Destination Geography 3

    We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. CLICK HERE

    Related Programs
    Event Planning
    Travel and Tourism

  • Additional Information


    STLCC’S Hospitality Studies Advisory Committee brings together top professionals from the hospitality and culinary fields. The STLCC faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update the program curriculum, stay up-to-date on current trends in the hospitality field, and promote networking.

    Professional Organizations:

    STLCC is a member of SLAHA (St. Louis Area Hotel Association), the organization that fosters networking between member hotels and facilitates education.

    STLCC is allied with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), one of the largest associations of travel professionals.

    STLCC is also a member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International), an international association for meeting and event planners.


    The Hospitality and Tourism program is offered at our Forest Park campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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