Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality (Travel) and Tourism Education

Launch an Exciting Career!

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Find us on FacebookOpen 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.

Our Students

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After 25 years in the same profession, it was time for a change! I came to Edmonds Community College to pursue a degree in Hospitality and Tourism and it has been a fantastic experience! I'm learning so much and I'm looking forward to my future career. Beverly McCallister

Department News

Registration for summer and fall quarters begins in mid-May! Summer and Fall classes are listed below. Do you want to know more? Contact Beth O'Donnell, Hospitality and Tourism co-department head, faculty, and advisor at to schedule an advising appointment.

Summer Quarter Classes:

  • Introduction to Hospitality (HSPTR 140, 5 credits, online)
  • Hospitality Law and Ethics (HSPTR 230, 2 credits, online)
  • Hotel Management (HSPTR 258, 5 credits, online)

Fall Quarter Classes:

  • 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)

Do you want to earn a Bachelor's Degree?

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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).