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 Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the lodging industry.
As a student in our program, you’ll take courses in supervisory management, accounting, communications, cost control and marketing – a wide range that will prepare you with the business background necessary to succeed in this dynamic field. Ample employment opportunities are available in Hampton Roads, too. Tourism is the second largest revenue generator in Virginia Beach, supporting more than 12,000 jobs.
Get started today in a growing industry!
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
Field trips and guest speakers from industry experts offer real-world perspective
Program includes credit for on-the-job learning in an internship
You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.
TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly at the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach.
If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part-time.
Estimated Program Cost*:
66 credits x $176.60 per credit = $11,655.60 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2016 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Graduates are prepared for careers as front-office managers, guest services managers, cost control managers, purchasing directors, sales managers, assistant hotel general managers or executive housekeeping.
While you may find immediate employment, you can transfer to a four-year school to work toward a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or tourism.