Hospitality and Tourism Management, A.S.


WOULD you like a career in hospitality and tourism management?

Do you have a passion for working with people?  Hospitality and Tourism includes a broad range of career opportunities such as hotels and resorts, restaurants and commercial food service and meeting and event planning.

The purpose of this program is to prepare you for immediate employment in an entry level hospitality industry.

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Contact the Advisor

Steve Withall
Instructional Coordinator, Culinary & Hospitality Management
(850)-769-1551, ext. 4019


Who is eligible for the hospitality and tourism management Option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the hospitality and tourism management Option, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2019-2020 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
#FOS2201, Sanitation and Safety 2
#HUN1001, Survey of Nutrition 2
+#FSS1202C, Basic Food Preparation 4
CGS1060, Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3
HFT1000, Introduction to Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt 3
ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
BUL2241, Business Law 3
#HFT2451, Cost Control and Purchasing 3
#HFT1254, Lodging Operations 3
#HFT1210, Leadership and Managerial Development 3
#HFT2750, Convention Service Management 3
ENT2000, Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
+ACG2071, Managerial Accounting 3
#HFT2867C, Wine Essentials 3
+HFT2949, Hospitality Coop 1
#HFT1860, Beverage Management 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology