2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management? The hotel, restaurant, and tourism management degree prepares students to begin successful careers in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry is the number one industry in the Atlanta metro area and the number two industry in Georgia. Numerous career opportunities are available in food and beverage management, hotel management, or tourism management. The program also helps students with customer service and management skills, key ingredients in obtaining any business-related job. The associate degree program includes courses in hotel/restaurant/tourism management and college-level general education courses.
Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, AAS
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, Diploma
  • Event Coordinator, Certificate
  • Food and Beverage Director, Certificate
  • Hotel Management Specialist, Certificate
  • Travel Agency Operations, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program

Degree: 6 semesters minimum
62 Credit hours

Diploma: 3 semesters minimum
46 Credit hours

Semester Program Begins Fall, spring, and summer
Application Process Applicants to the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer term.
For more information, contact: Aku Washington, lead instructor, AWashington@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6396.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
Lodging Manager

2016 Median wages        $51,840 per year
      $24.93 per hour
Entry level education        Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014        48,400
job growth, 2014-2024        8%