Hospitality and Tourism (HNT)

The Hospitality and Tourism Program at Dutchess Community College will prepare students for employment in the Mid-Hudson Valley hospitality and tourism industry with an A.A.S. degree. Hospitality and Tourism students will be educated in a variety of areas, including convention, meeting, and exposition management, hospitality purchasing and marketing. 

Students will also be required to complete internship hours with local businesses in Dutchess County or complete a business elective.  

Upon successful completion of the HNT program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate marketing skills in the hospitality and tourism industry.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of business theories and business concepts relating to the hospitality and tourism industry.

  • Develop communication skills and team-building techniques.  

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of business law.

  • Demonstrate computer skills in relevant business software. 

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

BUS 141

Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

3

CIS 111

Computer Systems & Applications

3

BUS 107

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 102

Foundations of Business

3

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

MAT 109 or higher 

SUNY Appendix A

3-4

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

BUS 113

Essentials of Customer Service

3

ACC 101 OR ACC 104

3-4

TOTAL

 

15-17


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

BUS 215

Business Law I

3

Science (a)

 

4

BUS 204

Business Organization & Management

3

BUS 143

Hospitality Purchasing & Marketing

3

BUS 210

Business Communication

3

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

BUS 247

Convention, Meeting, & Exposition Management

3

American History

SUNY Appendix D

3

Business Elective (b)

 

3

ECO 105 or ECO 121

Economic Issues OR Environmental Economics

3

BUS 290 OR
BUS Elective

Hospitality Internship OR BUS Elective (c)

3

TOTAL

 

15

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

61-63

a. Science: Any four-credit course listed in Appendix B. Physical Science or BIO 104

recommended.

b. Select BUS 208, BUS 244, BIO 122, SPE 101, or SPA 101 or higher.

c. See Courses Applicable in Designated Programs for a full discussion of the elective requirement.