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Program Overview

Hospitality and tourism is a dynamic and growing industry in San Diego County. The industry has many facets, one of which is the area of event and convention planning. Individuals who work in this field coordinate events, both small and large, and are in charge of bringing together the detailed aspects of the event such as food or catering, event theme, travel, and entertainment in coordination with the hotels, convention centers, or other special locations.

The hospitality industry offers individuals great potential for growth and excellent wages. People may enter the field with basic education and training skills such as those provided by the School of Business, Professional & Technical Education in our basic and advanced certificate programs.

In addition to these career training programs, a transfer program, Hospitality and Tourism Management, has been developed for persons who desire to transfer to a four-year institution including San Diego State University or at the local level, as well as other institutions at the state and national levels. Transfer students can work toward a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism, which is often required for top-level or high executive positions.

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Program Awards

Associate Degree

Event & Convention Planning Emphasis - Certificate of Proficiency


Hospitality: Event & Convention Management - Associate in Science

Associate Degree

Hospitality: Event & Convention Management-Basic - Certificate of Achievement


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