Travel and Tourism Concentration (TRVL) – Community College of Rhode Island

Travel and Tourism Concentration (TRVL)

Certificate in Hospitality (CERT_HOSP)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

studentTourism is currently Rhode Island’s second-largest and fastest-growing industry. CCRI’S Travel and Tourism and Hospitality concentrations provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in this growing industry. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions with airlines, airport operations, car rental companies, conventions and meetings, corporate travel and the cruise and lodging industries. Students have a choice of either a travel and tourism or hospitality concentration. In their last semester, students are given the opportunity to work in a local travel or hospitality environment.

Transfer: All general education, travel, tourism and hospitality courses transfer to Johnson & Wales University for a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality degree.

Students who complete the Hospitality certificate program have two options:
  • Enter the travel and tourism industry with marketable skills and training; or
  • Continue their education in the CCRI General Studies associate degree program. The General Studies degree program requires 60 credits for completion, 28 of which are elective credits. The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality certificate program requires 33 credits, including three each in math and English, which are also part of the General Studies program. The remaining 28 credits from this program can be used to meet the 28 elective credits for the General Studies degree.

Note: Students may complete the Hospitality certificate program first and then apply all credits toward a General Studies degree or work concurrently in the two programs. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

  • First semester: COMI 1100; OFTD 1120
  • Second semester: TRVL 1010 and 1020
  • Third semester: TRVL 2030; HOSP 1010 OR TRVL 2010
  • Fourth semester: HOSP 1020 OR TRVL 2110; ENGL 1010
  • Fifth semester: BUSN 2350 OR TRVL 2020; ADAS 2580
  • Sixth semester: MATH 1005
Certificate Core Requirements
TRVL 1010 Introduction to Travel and Tourism   3
TRVL 1020 Destination Geography   3
TRVL 2030 Conference and Convention Planning   3
COMI 1100 Introduction to Computers   3
OFTD 1120 Microcomputer Keyboarding   3
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
MATH 1005 Business Mathematics   3
ADAS 2580 Office Administration Cooperative Education I   3

Total Certificate Core Requirements Credits 24

Additional required courses for concentration in TRAVEL AND TOURISM
TRVL 2010 Computer Reservation Systems I   3
TRVL 2110 Computer Reservation Systems II   3
TRVL 2020 Travel Agency Operations and Administration   3

Total Additional required courses for concentration in TRAVEL AND TOURISM Credits 9

Total Program Credits: 33

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Last Updated: 4/14/20