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Check Into Your Future

The Hotel and Tourism Management Program helps prepare you for the vast and always-changing hospitality field. Southwestern College offers a wide variety of degrees and certificates to help you break into the industry with the professional skills and training you'll need to get hired.

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Hospitality and tourism is a dynamic and growing industry in San Diego County with many opportunities and career paths for individuals who desire to advance and gain excellent positions in the field. While the field has many facets including recreation and entertainment, it is often divided into four key areas: event and convention planning; travel and tourism; hotel operations; and culinary arts. The School of Business provides programs for employment training in all four areas at both the entry and management levels. 

The School of Business has designed both a basic and an advanced certificate to allow students to enter or to advance in the industry. In addition to these career training programs, a transfer program, Hospitality and Tourism Management, has been developed for students who desire to transfer to four-year institutions including San Diego State University.

Career Options

Career opportunities exist at:

  • Marketing agencies and organizations
  • Cruise ships
  • Bakeries
  • Restaurants
  • Catering establishments
  • Hotels
  • Convention and meeting centers
  • Recreation and sports centers
  • Casinos 
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