Tourism is among the top three industries in Hampton Roads, and businesses are eager to please tourists and business travelers. If you have a people-first mentality, Tidewater Community College’s hospitality management program can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the lodging industry.
As a student pursuing a Career Studies Certificate in Lodging Management Trainee, you’ll take courses in hospitality management and law, accounting for small businesses, hotel front office operations and executive housekeeping.
Tourism is the second largest revenue generator in Virginia Beach, supporting more than 12,000 jobs.
Get started today in a growing industry!
TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Lodging Management Trainee consists of 2 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly at the Virginia Beach Campus.
You may also take class part time.
Estimated Program Cost*:
28 credits x $185.35 per credit = $5,189.80 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Graduates are prepared for management trainee programs in the lodging industry, including guest services, sales, assistants in hotels and motels and other comparable careers.
While you may find immediate employment, you can apply your credits toward TCC’s 66-credit Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Faculty are either employed or formerly employed in the hospitality industry
Day, evening and online classes fit your busy schedule
Field trips and guest speakers from industry experts offer real-world perspective
* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.