Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Administration

Units required for Certificate: 12

Program Description

The certificate program in Hospitality and Tourism Administration is for students interested in careers in hospitality and tourism, two of the world's most vital and dynamic industries.  Coursework includes foundational classes in both hospitality and tourism, with elective options designed to develop higher-level problem solving skills and provide more in-depth knowledge into a specific commercial recreation area.

Completion of any of the program entitles a student to receive a certificate for that program in addition to the Bachelor of Science diploma.  Certificates are officially recognized by the university and will appear on a student's transcript and may be listed on a student's résumé.  Students must be declared RPTA majors or minors in order to enroll in the certificate programs.  If a student fails to complete the major or minor, the certificate will not be awarded. All units must be taken in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration. 

Bachelor of Science students: In addition to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration, students may also complete one or more of the certificate programs.  Units in the certificates may overlap with required and supportive courses in the major.

Minor students: With advisor approval, students in the RPTA Minor Program may take courses in the certificate programs to partially fulfill the requirements of the minor (please read all of the minor requirements above).  Students must complete all of the requirements for the minor to receive the certificate.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of "C-" or better is required in all courses applied to the certificate.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 Units)
RPTA 182Travel And Tourism3
RPTA 183Marketing Recreation Services3
RPTA 184Hospitality Administration3
Electives (3 Units)
Select one of the courses below:3
Conference and Meeting Planning
Advanced Seminar in Commercial Recreation Administration
California Wine and Agri-Tourism
Total Units12