Travel and Tourism

School of Business and Technology

Dean: Mink Stavenga, DBA

Department Chair: Elisabeth Shapiro, Esq. J.D., M.A.L.D.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 470K, (619) 482-6569

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

Travel and tourism is the study of the methods and means of moving individuals or groups from one place to another that involves transportation and accommodations with a focus on recreation and leisure. This program explores communication skills, reservation techniques, fiscal affairs, operations, computer applications, guiding practices and services.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the travel and tourism major. Most of these require a certificate or associate degree: travel agent, hotel/motel clerk, tour guide, ticketing agent, reservations clerk, travel agency owner, tour operator, cruise ship personnel, airline attendant, travel writer, hospitality specialist, accommodations critic, sales representative, conference coordinator, conference facility director, and meeting planner for business and industrial, governmental, or educational organizations.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Science Degree: Career/Technical
Travel and Tourism 02961
Certificate of Achievement
Travel and Tourism - Basic 02964
Travel and Tourism - Advanced 02965

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Laura Gershuni, M.B.A.
lgershuni@swccd.edu

T&T 45

GROUP TOURS AND TOUR GUIDING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 210 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: T&T 138 or HTM 150.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the study of tour guiding with an emphasis on the importance of destination knowledge and leadership skills. Explores the development of the tour from targeting the potential group to creating the contract. [D]

T&T 138

TOURISM AND TRAVEL AGENCY OPERATIONS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 210 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the extensive world of travel. Includes the concept of travel agency operations as it relates to the tourism industry. Emphasizes the role of the travel agent, travel and tourism standards, and career opportunities. [D; CSU]

T&T 160

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS---WESTERN HEMISPHERE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the Western Hemisphere from the travel industry point of view. Includes North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America---all the major destinations and their points of cultural and historical interest, air carriers, tours, and tour companies. [D; CSU]

T&T 162

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS---EUROPE, AFRICA, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents a study of European, African, and Middle Eastern destinations. Focuses on appeal for the traveler and activities offered. Covers major tour operators, including BritRail and Eurail, serving these destinations. [D; CSU]

T&T 164

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS---SOUTH PACIFIC, ASIA, ORIENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the countries of Asia, the South Pacific, and the Orient. Discusses all the major destinations and their points of interest, the air carriers, tours, and tour companies. [D; CSU]

T&T 258

WORLDWIDE CRUISE TRAVEL

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the student to the modes of travel by ship along with the study of the major cruise lines. Emphasizes the use of cruise reference guides, ports of call, and the differences worldwide among cruise lines, river cruises, and barge travel. [D; CSU]

T&T 260

BASIC COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: T&T 138 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to major travel industry reservation and itinerary creation tools. Provides students with hands-on use of an airline computer system database (GDS). Focuses on building, modifying, pricing, and ticketing a basic passenger name record (PNR). Introduces students to non-GDS tools such as travel agent, consumer airline, hotel, car, tour, and cruise official sites. [D; CSU]

T&T 261

ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: T&T 260 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the student a continuation of T&T 260 to concentrate on booking rental cars and hotel rooms. Uses the direct reference system and special travel account record systems. Includes training on SABRE computer. [D; CSU]

T&T 272

TRAVEL AGENCY OPERATIONS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: T&T 150 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents a study in the routine operations of a travel agency. Focuses on airline accounting procedures, travel agency law, advertising, group booking, travel insurance, sales agreements, marketing, sales techniques, and time management for travel agents. [D; CSU]

T&T 290

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Travel and Tourism major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Students must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Work experience in travel agency operations and tourism occupations coordinated with classroom discussion. Designed to assist students in successfully completing minimum entrance requirements for full- or part-time employment in travel-related jobs. [D; CSU]

T&T 291

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: T&T 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Travel and Tourism major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Students must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Work experience in travel agency operations and tourism occupations coordinated with classroom discussion. Designed to assist students in successfully completing minimum entrance requirements for full- or part-time employment in travel-related jobs. [D; CSU]

T&T 292

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: T&T 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Travel and Tourism major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Students must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Work experience in travel agency operations and tourism occupations coordinated with classroom discussion. Designed to assist students in successfully completing minimum entrance requirements for full- or part-time employment in travel-related jobs. [D; CSU]

T&T 293

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: T&T 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Travel and Tourism major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Students must complete no fewer than seven units, including work experience, during each semester in order to receive credit.] Work experience in travel agency operations and tourism occupations coordinated with classroom discussion. Designed to assist students in successfully completing minimum entrance requirements for full- or part-time employment in travel-related jobs. [D; CSU]

T&T 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of travel and tourism of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]