Hospitality (Travel) and Tourism Education
Launch an Exciting Career!
Open up a world of career options - train to become an expert travel consultant, cruise or tour agent, tour guide, hotel staff member, or airline reservation and ticket agent. The hospitality and tourism industry is booming and our travel school program can make you a part of it all.
According to the Snohomish County Labor Report (published in March 2017), Leisure
and hospitality added 300 jobs in March and contributed 1,200 new jobs to the Snohomish
County economy over the year. Leisure and hospitality expanded by 4.7 percent over the year and accounted
for an estimated 26,500 jobs.
Because our classes are offered in the mornings, our program allows you to work part time or manage a family while attending school full time. Our program is home to a diverse student population; from recent high school graduates to adults changing careers as well as international students from all over the world.
Prepare to work in any part of the tourism industry by earning a one-year certificate, a two-year degree, or even a transfer degree, which would allow you to transfer to select university programs to earn a bachelor’s degree! Wherever you want to go, our Hospitality and Tourism program can get you there.
Summer and Fall registration will begin in mid-May and Fall registration will continue through the summer. Your best place to start is to meet with an advisor to discuss how the program could meet your career goals and to plan your schedule. To help you get started, here are our summer and fall quarter courses:
Introduction to Hospitality (HSPTR 140, 5 credits, online)
Hotel Management (HSPTR 258, 5 credits, online)
Hospitality Law and Ethics (HSPTR 230, 2 credits, online)
Airline Computer Training (HSPTR 104, 5 credits, on campus)
Tours (HSPTR 111, 3 credits, on campus)
Cruises(HSPTR 112, 4 credits, on campus)
North American Geography (HSPTR 115, 5 credits, on campus)
Email a Faculty Advisor (see addresses at right) for more details and program information.
New Bachelor's Degree options:
Our faculty advisors can help you prepare to transfer to a variety of bachelor degree programs with a hospitality focus. Our newest Direct Transfer program is with Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida (or any of their other three campuses). JWU has an excellent reputation as a top Hospitality program and earning your Bachelor's degree from JWU will be a great start to your hospitality career. Other transfer degree options include: a Direct Transfer to South Seattle College's Hospitality Business Management program or Central Washington University's Administrative Management program (in Lynnwood or Ellensburg). In addition, we have agreements with Washington State University and Seattle Pacific University.