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.

Department News

Spring quarter will be here before we know it! Registration will begin on February 21. Spring 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.

Spring Quarter Classes:

  • Hospitality Law and Ethics (HSPTR 230, 2 credits, online)
  • International Tariff and Operations (HSPTR 207, 3 credits, on campus)
  • Caribbean/Mexico/Africa Geography (HSPTR 117, 5 credits, on campus)
  • Hotel Management (HSPTR 258, 5 credits, online)
  • Travel Sales (HSPTR 260, 4 credits, on campus)
  • Hospitality Employment Seminar (HSPTR 285, 1/2 credit, on campus)

New Bachelor's Degree options:

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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). In addition, we have agreements with Washington State University and Seattle Pacific University.