Hospitality and Tourism Management, A.S.


WOULD you like a career in hospitality and tourism management?

Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees cover a lot of ground.  Who's in charge of things ranging from restaurant and hotel operations, to planning conferences and events?  With a degree in hospitality and tourism, it could be you!

The hospitality industry provides an array of management positions in areas such as hotels, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, resort clubs, cruise lines and casinos.  

The purpose of the Associates of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management is to prepare you for immediate employment in an entry level position in this rewarding industry.

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Contact the Advisor

Jordan Hale
Academic Program Support Specialist
(850)-769-1551, ext. 3838


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 Apply now  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.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3
See General Education Core Requirement
Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Core Requirement
Natural Sciences Area 3
See General Education Core Requirement
Social Sciences Area
  • @POS2041, American National Government or •@AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
#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
+#FSS1942, Culinary and Hospitality Externship 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.

= Career Certificate course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology