Academic Catalogs

Hotel Management, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_HOTL
Control Number: 04016

The Hotel, Human Resource, Meeting/Event, Hospitality Marketing, and Spa Management 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 industry 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. 

To earn a certificate and/or degree, complete the required coursework as listed with a “C” or better. At least 50% of all Airline, Hotel, Spa, Meeting/Event, and Travel & Tourism coursework must be completed at Orange Coast College.

Program Outcomes

  1. The outcome for this degree is to prepare student for employment as a supervisor or manager within the hospitality industry and to prepare student for transfer to a four-year college.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
HTT A110 Hotel Front Office Operations 3
HTT A130 Cultural Tourism 3
HTT A150 Travel and Tourism Career Development 3
HTT A180 Enhancing Guest Service 3
HTT A135 Homeland Security 3
HTT A140 Revenue Management 3
HTT A285 Hospitality Operations 3
HTT A288 Human Resource Managemt 3
Year 2
HTT A105 Passport to Success 3
HTT A118 Hospitality Accounting 3
HTT A240 Hospitality and Toursim Marketing 3
HTT A284 Leadership and Strategic Management 3
HTT A185 Interviewing and Professional Development 3
HTT A286
Hosp/Travel/Tour Law
or California Employment Law
HTT A227 Hotel Internship 4
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 18
 Total Units64

Hotel Management Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
HTT A138Sharing the Travel Experience3
HTT A199Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism0.5-1.5
HTT A299Certified Travel Associate3
SPAN A180Elementary Spanish 15