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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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.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area  3
See General Education Requirement
Mathematics Area/Natural Sciences Area  3
See General Education Requirement
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences PSY2012 or SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 +#QMB1001, College Business Math 3
 ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
 BUL2241, Business Law 3
 #FOS2201, Sanitation and Safety 2
 #FSS1002, Introduction to Hospitality 3
 HFT1000, Intro. to Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt 3
 #HFT1300, Managing Housekeeping Operations 3
 #HFT2451, Cost Control and Purchasing 3
 #HFT1254, Lodging Operations 3
 #HFT1210, Hospitality Management 3
 #HFT1860, Beverage Management 3
 +#FSS1202C, Basic Food Preparation 4
 MAR2011, Marketing 3
 #HFT2750, Convention Service Management 3
 +HFT2949, Hospitality Coop 1
 Humanities Elective  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.


Contact the Advisor

Trey Goodwin
Assistant Professor
850-769-1551 extension 4015

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology