PGM Code – 277T
Program Description The Hospitality and Tourism Department has several programs for the travel industry; five specialized Degrees and a Certificate. All are designed to provide the learning opportunities necessary to prepare students for entry-level positions in companies such as travel agencies, airlines, cruise companies, hotels and other tourism-related businesses. Program selection is generally based on the previous education and work experience the student has when beginning Hospitality and Tourism Department courses.
The Associate of Technical Arts Degree is a two year program designed for students with little or no work experience and/or post high school education who are interested in acquiring the skills and knowledge required to enter the travel industry. It also provides the potential for advancement when combined with successful work experience.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 97 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses as well as a minimum grade of 2.5 in all hospitality and event planning classes.
Note: Courses approved for transfer from other academic institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
High School Transition Program Students (Tech Prep, College in the High School, and Running Start) It is recommended that high school students who have earned college credit through dual credit programs meet with a college adviser.
Students Are Advised To
- Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
The advisers for this program are
Beth O’Donnell | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1208
Linda Russell | email@example.com | 425.640.1137
Hospitality and Tourism | www.edcc.edu/hosp