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Hospitality and Tourism

Gain the skills for an exciting career in the hospitality and tourism industry. Whether you see yourself in food and beverage service, event planning, tourism or hotel management, job opportunities abound - in the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Dutchess Community College’s new Hospitality and Tourism degree is designed to equip you with the skills you need to stay ahead in the region’s dynamic and fast-paced hospitality and tourism industry. Rooted in a strong business perspective, the curriculum is packed with career-relevant coursework and hands-on learning and internship opportunities, providing you with the resources and knowledge to move into supervisory and mid-management positions in lodging, food service, tourism, and hospitality.

Graduates will have the knowledge and experience to move directly into employment at local businesses within the Mid-Hudson Valley hospitality and tourism industry.

Learn how to:

  • Apply hospitality and tourism marketing skills.

  • Use business theories and business concepts.

  • Develop communication skills and team-building techniques.

  • Understand basic business law.

  • Build computer skills in relevant business software.

Designated as a top travel destination by Lonely Planet and the National Geographic Traveler, the Hudson Valley is the fastest growing area in New York state, offering one of America’s most vibrant business environments. In 2019, visitor spending in the Hudson Valley region was $4.4 billion. And projections by local business leaders indicate that the tourism and hospitality industry is poised for growth. 

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