Academic Catalogs

Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism

The Hotel, Travel & Tourism programs at Orange Coast College are designed for employment or career advancement within the hospitality industry. Whether an individual is a novice or currently employed, these programs strengthen the opportunity for success within the fastest growing industries in southern California.

Career opportunities abound as growth of the hospitality industry continues throughout the United States and the world requiring trained individuals to fill the multitude of varied positions. Students may choose individual courses, certification in areas of specialization, as well as, completion of an Associate in Science Degree.

The Hotel, Travel & Tourism, and Spa Management programs at Orange Coast College use materials from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the world leader in hospitality education and training. Students who successfully complete these courses earn globally recognized certificates from the American Hotel & Lodging Association in addition to college credits applicable toward a Certificate or Associate Degree at Orange Coast College. At least 50% of all Airline, Hotel, Spa, Meeting/Event, Travel & Tourism coursework must be completed at Orange Coast College.

Students are encouraged to complete the requirements for an Associate in Science degree; graduation requirements can be found in the college catalog. With additional coursework, students can prepare for a Bachelor’s Degree in this field. For more department information, call 714-432-5835 x6 or visit the School of Hospitality website at www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

Note: Curriculum may be adjusted to meet the needs of students with extensive industry related experience. Evening and weekend courses are available.

Airline Travel Careers

  • Airline Travel Management, Certificate of Achievement

Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers

  • Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers, Certificate of Achievement
  • Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers, Associate in Science Degree

Hotel Management

  • Front Office Specialist, Certificate of Achievement
  • Front Office Specialist, Associate in Science Degree
  • Human Resource Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Human Resource Management, Associate in Science Degree
  • Meeting and Event Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Meeting and Event Management, Associate in Science Degree
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist, Certificate of Achievement
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist, Associate in Science Degree
  • Spa Management, Certificate of Achievement
  • Spa Management, Associate in Science Degree

Travel & Tourism

  • Travel Specialist, Certificate of Achievement
  • Travel Specialist, Associate in Science Degree

Credit Courses

HTT A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Intro Hospitality Indus  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Overview of the hospitality industry. Same as Culinary Arts A100 and Food Service Management A100. Students completing Hospitality, Travel & Tourism A100 may not receive credit for Culinary Arts A100 or Food Service Management A100. Transfer credit: CSU.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A100

    HTT A1053 Units (36 lecture hours; 63 lab hours)  
    Passport to Success  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    This course presents students with service learning opportunities where they practice the conceptual theories of their course work. Students develop public contact and service skills as they host campus, community, civic, and travel related events. Students improve their social, professional demeanor and critical thinking skills considered essential in the airline, hotel, travel and tourism industries. This course may also be offered online.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A105

      HTT A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Hotel Front Office Operations  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Study of front-office procedures from reservations through checkout including the night audit and the property management system and their impacts on other lodging operations. Special emphasis placed on guest-employee relations. This course may also be offered online.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A110

        HTT A1141.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
        Communication Connection  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Students will learn how professional communication skills can make the difference in achieving their personal career success. This course reviews oral and written career communication skills, including the development of a personal portfolio. This course may also be offered online.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A114

          HTT A1151.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
          Interviewing Techniques  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          This course is an examination of the employment process in the Hospitality and Travel industries. The course analyzes interview techniques, employment tests, and interviewers' questions leading toward employment in all aspects of the Tourism industry. Transfer credit: CSU.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A115

            HTT A1163 Units (36 lecture hours; 126, 216 other hours)  
            Internship 1  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            An internship opportunity for students enrolled in Airline Travel, Hotel, Meeting Event, Spa Management, or Travel and Tourism programs at Orange Coast College. This course is recommended after one semester of successful academic preparation in an area of specialization. The instructor has the authority to limit access based on academic preparation. The internship is repeated for each option the student elects in order to earn a certificate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. This course may also be offered online. Two hours lecture, seven hours unpaid, twelve hours paid. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A116

              HTT A1183 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Hospitality Accounting  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              This course provides a basis for understanding hospitality accounting concepts and procedures, the processing of hospitality financial data, and the flow of financial information in the accounting cycle resulting in the production of financial statements. This course is certified through the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Transfer credit: CSU.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A118

                HTT A1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Housekeeping/Prop Oper  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Examines the technical functions and coordination between hotel housekeeping and maintenance departments. The fundamentals of management are emphasized through proper communication, training, detailed work methods, and quality assurance techniques. This course is certified through the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Transfer credit: CSU.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A120

                  HTT A1253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                  Destination the Americas  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  This course provides information for maximizing the travel experience to include regional accents, dialects, culture, shopping, historical and recreational tourist destinations for Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central, South, and Northern America. This course may also be offered online.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A125

                    HTT A1273 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Destination Eastern Europe  

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Provides the traveler and industry employee with information for maximizing the travel experience to include regional accents and dialects, shopping, historical and recreational tourist destinations, and regional culture and cultural diversity for Russia and Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, former Yugoslavia Countries, Romania, and Albania. This course may also be offered online.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A127

                      HTT A1283 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      Destination Africa/Pacific  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      This course provides information for maximizing the travel experience to include regional accents, dialects, culture, shopping, historical and recreational tourist destinations, for Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. This course may also be offered online.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A128

                        HTT A1292.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                        Computer Reservation Systems - APOLLO  
                        Advisory: ARLN A116.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        This course is an introduction to APOLLO, the computer reservations system used by United Airlines and one of the two major systems used by travel consultants. Students will learn how to build PNR’s (passenger name records), quote fares, and calculate prices through hands-on applications on computers. This course may also be offered online.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A129

                          HTT A1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                          Cultural Tourism  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU

                          This course examines the implications of cultural tourism in the United States and the world. The course will consider the struggle of people to preserve their cultural identity relative to the role of the U.S. tourism industry in protecting cultural heritage. The course studies the complexities of policy making in cultural tourism and world travel. Curriculum includes: values, historical beliefs and religion, plus cultural etiquette including social practices, gestures, body language, eating and drinking practices, and business behavior. This course may also be offered online.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A130

                            HTT A1313 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Computer Reservation Systems - SABRE  

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            This course is an introduction to SABRE, the computer reservations system used by American Airlines and one of the two major systems used by travel consultants. Students will learn how to build PNR’s (passenger name records), quote fares, and calculate prices through hands-on applications on computers. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A131

                              HTT A1321.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                              Cultural Awareness  

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              This course will provide the student with awareness and insight into the cultures of the world. Curriculum includes: values, historical beliefs and religion, plus cultural etiquette including social practices, gestures, body language, eating and drinking practices, and business behavior.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A132

                                HTT A1332 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                Success Strategies  
                                Advisory: ENGL A099.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Career readiness and workplace development are important to be competitive and successful in the workplace. Students have an opportunity to create and change their habits and vision allowing themselves to have a rich, full, and rewarding personal, scholastic, and professional life through the adoption of positive strategies and techniques. This course may also be offered online.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A133

                                  HTT A1341.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                  Computing for Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                  Travel industry computer systems using various industry applications such as: reservations, operations management, ticketing, training, home based communication and crew scheduling.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A134

                                    HTT A1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                    Homeland Security  
                                    Advisory: ENGL A099.

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                    Introductory study of domestic and international threats of terrorism. Examines the concepts, definitions and contemporary issues of modern terrorism. Includes law enforcement issues for first-responders relating to terrorism, particularly with regard to Homeland Protection and counter terrorist measures. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU. Two hours lecture.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A135

                                      HTT A1383 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                      Sharing the Travel Experience  

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                      In this course you will learn the critical nature of translating what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, feel and experience into blogging, tweeting, Facebook posts and journaling. You will learn how to capture the attention of follower’s and build a reputation of storytelling. You will understand the methods needed to sell material in today's competitive market. If you have a desire to write and a yen to travel, you're a perfect candidate for this class. So pack your sense of adventure, organize your determination and put your keyboard in a comfortable position. This course may also be offered online.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A138

                                        HTT A1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                        Revenue Management  
                                        Advisory: HTT A110.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                        This course provides a model for understanding the revenue management process and reveals four basic building blocks to revenue management success. It addresses elements of a risk management program including, developing forecasts for room revenue and occupancy, evaluating revenue opportunities, and tracking future room availabilities to achieve maximum revenue from the sale of perishable assets. This course may also be offered online.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A140

                                          HTT A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                          Travel and Tourism Career Development  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                          Survey of the travel and tourism industry and its component segments: airlines, cruises, hotels, tour operators, retail travel agencies, tour wholesalers, receptive ground operators, and other miscellaneous new segments of the industry. Review of each segment and analysis of type of careers, background education, and entry skill preparation, expected salary scale, and travel benefits. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A150

                                            HTT A1521.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                            Corporate Travel  

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            An introduction to the activities and responsibilities of the corporate travel arranger and manager. Operational techniques and financial plans and management are identified, proposals and contracts are discussed and the complete corporate travel process is presented. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A152

                                              HTT A1531.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                              Selling Vacation Packages and Tours  

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                              Students will learn the essentials of selling vacation packages and tours, including the latest trends, itinerary planning, and the technologies available to travel/tourism consultants in the leisure, recreational, and corporate travel markets. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU. One and one-half hours lecture.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A153

                                                HTT A1541.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                Cruise Industry  
                                                Advisory: HTT A150 or concurrent enrollment.

                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                Cruising is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. Learn the basics of the cruise product including ship and cruise line terminology, applications and selling techniques. Cruise line ships and their destinations are identified, as well as, individual and group booking procedures. Does not train to work aboard ship. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A154

                                                  HTT A1551.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                  Tour Escorting and Management  

                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                  This course introduces the roles and expectations of a tour escort and manager. The student will learn to research, plan and incorporate itineraries, promote the “package”, attract clients, and manage the operational aspects of a group. The responsibilities and characteristics of a tour escort will also be discussed. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A155

                                                    HTT A1563 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                    Cruising and Vacation Packages  
                                                    Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                    Cruising is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. Learn the basics of the cruise product including ship and cruise line terminology, applications and selling techniques. Cruise lines, ships and their destinations are identified. Students will learn the essentials of selling vacation packages and tours, including the latest trends, itinerary planning, and the technologies available to travel/tourism consultants in the leisure, recreational, and corporate travel markets. Does not train to work aboard ship. This course may also be offered online.

                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A156

                                                      HTT A1573 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                      Tour Escorting and Group Travel  
                                                      Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                      This course introduces the roles and expectations of a tour escort and manager. The student will learn to research, plan and incorporate itineraries, promote the group travel package, attract clients, and manage the operational aspects of a group. The responsibilities and characteristics of a tour escort will also be discussed. This course may also be offered online.

                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A157

                                                        HTT A1583 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                        Luxury, Incentive, and Corporate Travel  
                                                        Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                        This course leads you on a path toward developing an intimate knowledge of the luxury and incentive travel product, sales process, and unique needs of the affluent consumer. You will be introduced to the corporate travel market and understand how they share expectations. Explore the distinct types of consumers and how to focus sales and marketing efforts to attract and keep them coming back. This course may also be offered online.

                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A158

                                                          HTT A1601.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                          Introduction to Spa and Hospitality Operations  

                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                          Gain an understanding of the operational and administrative procedures in spas, private clubs, and the hospitality industry. You will develop an understanding of unique sensitivities required in managing and operating in the increasingly lucrative and complex spa industry. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A160

                                                            HTT A1651.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                            Spa Industry Services and Treatments  

                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                            As the industry evolves, day spas, hotel spas, destination spa resorts, and spas with medical services are becoming more specialized. Understanding the services and treatments making each different is an important element to the success of a business. This course will take you through the fundamentals of spa therapies, equipment, and products and projections for future trends. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A165

                                                              HTT A1701.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                              Spa Industry Finance  

                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                              This course provides spa supervisors and operation managers techniques toward successful financial management. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A170

                                                                HTT A1751.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                Spa Marketing and Retail Management  

                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                In this course the student will learn to develop effective marketing and retailing to increase sales, and promote branding opportunities for a spa. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A175

                                                                  HTT A1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                  Enhancing Guest Service  
                                                                  Advisory: HTEL A110 or HTT A100 or concurrent enrollment.

                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                  This course is designed to convey the importance of guest relation skills in a competitive market. Students will develop the skills expected of each employee, supervisor, and manager based on wants, needs, and expectations of the guest while developing a personal service style. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A180

                                                                    HTT A1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                    Interviewing and Professional Development  
                                                                    Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                    Students will learn how professional communication skills can make the difference in achieving their personal career success. This course is an examination of the employment process in the Hospitality and Travel industries. The course analyzes interview techniques, employment tests, and interviewers’ questions leading toward employment in all aspects of the Tourism industry. Reviews oral and written career communication skills, including the development of a personal portfolio. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A185

                                                                      HTT A1990.5-1.5 Units (9-27 lecture hours)  
                                                                      Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism  

                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                      This course deals with current issues in the field of hospitality, travel and tourism. Topics vary. Open entry/open exit on a space available basis with instructor approval.

                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A199

                                                                        HTT A2214 Units (9 lecture hours; 210, 262.5 other hours)  
                                                                        Meeting/Event Management Internship  
                                                                        Prerequisite(s): HTT A105 and HTT A284.
                                                                        Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                        Advanced internship for students enrolled in Management programs at Orange Coast College to increase their level of expertise in the area of specialization which they expect to graduate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. 9 hours lecture and 210 hours work hours (unpaid) or 262.5 work hours (paid). This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A221

                                                                          HTT A2254 Units (9 lecture hours; 210, 262.5 other hours)  
                                                                          Travel and Tourism Internship  
                                                                          Prerequisite(s): HTT A105 and HTT A284.
                                                                          Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                          Advanced internship for students enrolled in Travel and Tourism programs at Orange Coast College to increase their level of expertise in the area of specialization which they expect to graduate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. 9 hours lecture and 210 hours work hours (unpaid) or 262.5 work hours (paid). This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A225

                                                                            HTT A2264 Units (9 lecture hours; 210, 262.5 other hours)  
                                                                            Airline Internship  
                                                                            Prerequisite(s): HTT A105 and HTT A284.
                                                                            Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                            Advanced internship for students enrolled in Airline Travel programs at Orange Coast College to increase their level of expertise in the area of specialization which they expect to graduate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. 9 hours lecture and 210 hours work hours (unpaid) or 262.5 work hours (paid). This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A226

                                                                              HTT A2274 Units (9 lecture hours; 210, 262.5 other hours)  
                                                                              Hotel Internship  
                                                                              Prerequisite(s): HTT A105 and HTT A284.
                                                                              Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                              Advanced internship for students enrolled in Hotel Management programs at Orange Coast College to increase their level of expertise in the area of specialization which they expect to graduate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. 9 hours lecture and 210 hours work hours (unpaid) or 262.5 work hours (paid). This course may also be offered online.

                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A227

                                                                                HTT A2403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                Hospitality and Toursim Marketing  
                                                                                Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                This course will provide students an understanding and application of E-Marketing and Sales in the hospitality and tourism sectors. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A240

                                                                                  HTT A2651.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                  Principles of Event and Meeting Management  

                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                                                  This course addresses successful business practices in event and meeting management. It provides knowledge essential effectiveness and profitability as an event or meeting manager. It is strongly recommended that all students enroll in this course first as it provides a foundation for future coursework. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A265

                                                                                    HTT A2661.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                    Organize and Manage Events and Meetings  

                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                    A comprehensive, fast-paced, hand-on course in managing a professional event/meeting, including the practical skills and tools needed for successful planning. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A266

                                                                                      HTT A2671.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                      Managing Business Risks  

                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                      This course provides a thorough and systematic approach to risk management that ensures the understanding and use of safeguards to produce safe and successful meetings or events. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A267

                                                                                        HTT A2681 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                        Incentive Travel  

                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                        The course is designed to give the student an understanding of Incentive Travel and how it differs from all other forms of travel. It outlines the type of client and sales person who is likely to find Incentive Travel a motivational tool, why it is effective, how to return on investment (ROI) makes these programs popular. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A268

                                                                                          HTT A2691 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                          Destination Management  

                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                          Get the most comprehensive guide to destination management. From tours to transportation, from entertainment to local rules of etiquette, the Destination Management Company (DMC) is the premier resource that finds the right venue, location, speaker, and vendor to ensure a highly professional and successful program. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A269

                                                                                            HTT A2701.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                            Meeting and Event Marketing and Sales  

                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                            This course examines essential techniques for successful promotion of products and services. An emphasis is placed on the hotel, meeting, and event environments. Creative ideas and practical tools learned will help increase the effectiveness of the marketing dollar. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A270

                                                                                              HTT A2711 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                              Corporate Meetings & Events  

                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                              Review of the most successful techniques for managing trade shows, sales promotion events, staff meetings, and other corporate events. Focus is placed on how to produce meetings/events with creative flair while staying within a budget. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A271

                                                                                                HTT A2721 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                Meeting and Conference Practices  

                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                                                                This course provides the tools necessary to successfully plan and manage local, national and international meetings and conferences. Prepares students to take the nationally recognized International Special Event Society (ISES), Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examinations. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A272

                                                                                                  HTT A2731 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                  Sport Event Management  

                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                  Promoting and managing large and small sporting events including event logistics, sponsorship, successful marketing strategies and professional management skills. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A273

                                                                                                    HTT A2741 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                    Establish and Operate an Event Business  

                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                    This course covers the practical skills necessary to launch, operate, and grow a successful event management business. Focus is placed on how to develop a business plan, manage finances, market, and approach event management as a small profit- making business. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A274

                                                                                                      HTT A2751 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                      Event Fund-Raising and Sponsorship  

                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                      Provides a comprehensive plan for identifying, evaluating, soliciting, selling, managing, and coordinating long-term fund-raising and/or sponsorship deals. Develop skills to manage events and work successfully as a staff professional or volunteer. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A275

                                                                                                        HTT A2761 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                        Expo and Trade Show Management and Promotion  

                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                                                                        This course provides information for designing and managing projects from a trade show exhibit to planning and coordinating an entire exposition. Focus is placed on the growing role of expositions and trade shows in the marketing and sales processes both nationally and internationally. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A276

                                                                                                          HTT A2771 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                          Wedding Planning as a Business  

                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                          This course will assist in developing elements of design, coordination, and execution in preparing and planning weddings. Career opportunities in the lucrative bridal industry will also be discussed. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A277

                                                                                                            HTT A2781.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                            Catering Design and Management  

                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                            This course addresses elements of successful catering operations. Students will explore the catering industry and learn to work with catering professionals to improve quality while reducing costs. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A278

                                                                                                              HTT A2794 Units (9 lecture hours; 210, 262.5 other hours)  
                                                                                                              Spa Internship  
                                                                                                              Prerequisite(s): HTT A105 and HTT A284.
                                                                                                              Advisory: English A099 or equivalent.

                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                              Advanced internship for students enrolled in Spa Management programs at Orange Coast College to increase their level of expertise in the area of specialization which they expect to graduate. Students will be required to follow standards set by the company in which they are working. 9 hours lecture and 210 hours work hours (unpaid) or 262.5 work hours (paid). This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A279

                                                                                                                HTT A2812 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                Leadership Development  
                                                                                                                Prerequisite(s): HTT A282 or concurrent enrollment.

                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                An in-depth study of the skills required to be an effective manager. This course covers the roles, responsibilities, situations, and personal styles of decision-making in hospitality, airline, travel, and tourism industries while putting quality management tools into action to enhance service and improve business. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A281

                                                                                                                  HTT A2821.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                  Supervisory Skill Dev  
                                                                                                                  Advisory: HTEL A110 or HTT A288 or concurrent enrollment.

                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                  Designed to provide supervisory principles and skills to individuals wishing to advance into or hold a supervisory or management position within the hospitality, airline, spa, travel, or tourism industries. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A282

                                                                                                                    HTT A2843 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                    Leadership and Strategic Management  
                                                                                                                    Advisory: ENGL A099 or equivalent.

                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                    This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasis is on the practice of leadership. We will examine topics such as: the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating vision, setting the tone, listening to our group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance. This course may be offered online.

                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A284

                                                                                                                      HTT A2853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                      Hospitality Operations  

                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                      This course is designed to acquaint students with leadership, management, and quality issues facing today's hospitality industry. Focus is placed on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, continuous improvement, empowerment, goal setting, high-performance teams, diversity, managing organizational change, and strategic career planning. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A285

                                                                                                                        HTT A2863 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                        Hosp/Travel/Tour Law  

                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                        This course provides an awareness of the rights and responsibilities the law grants to or imposes upon hospitality, travel and tourism businesses. Illustrations of possible consequences for failure to satisfy legal obligations are used. Legal issues raised by the Internet and the hospitality industry are discussed. This course is certified through the American Hotel & Lodging Association. This course may also be offered online. Lecture.

                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A286

                                                                                                                          HTT A2883 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                          Human Resource Managemt  

                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                          This course presents a systematic approach to human resources management in the hospitality industry. Students will analyze contemporary issues and practices, as well as employment laws that have an impact on the way people are managed. This course is certified through the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A288

                                                                                                                            HTT A2903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                            California Employment Law  
                                                                                                                            Advisory: HTT A288.

                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                            California labor and employment law including legislation, court cases and regulatory requirements. Organized to make complex laws understandable. Topics include Unemployment Insurance, State Disability, Family/Medical and Sick Leaves, Workers' Compensation, Training, Personnel Records, Privacy, Wage & Hour Laws, Compensation, Exempt/Non-Exempt. This course may also be offered online. Transfer credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A290

                                                                                                                              HTT A2993 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                              Certified Travel Associate  

                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                              The Certified Travel Associate (CTA) program teaches skills to become a front-line travel industry professional, such as how to close more sales, improve efficiency, expand geography knowledge and fine-tune customer service skills, all while earning widely recognized industry credentials. This course may also be offered online.

                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing HTT A299