Spa Management, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_HMSM
Control Number: 22434
The popularity of spas in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing. According to a recent international Spa Association study, the spa industry generated over $12.7 billion in revenue in 2015. Each year, more spas are being opened across the country creating new jobs for spa professionals.
Orange Coast College is one of the first community college’s to offer Spa Management certification. The greater Orange County area is thriving with spas and our program is in a unique position to provide students access to numerous world-class resorts and spas – right in our own back yard.
Coursework in the program provides comprehensive business education and industry input to create a well-rounded educational experience for career success in the Spa market. You will acquire business and management strategies, desirable skills for successful day-to-day operations, combined with long-range strategies necessary for growth and profitability.
With increasing integration of spas in the hotel, resort, medical, healthcare, and tourism industries, spa management professionals are in demand. Our graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in the spa industry
- The outcome of this certificate of achievement is to prepare students for employment as a supervisor, manager, director or owner in the spa industry.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|HTT A130||Cultural Tourism||3|
|HTT A160||Introduction to Spa and Hospitality Operations||1.5|
|HTT A165||Spa Industry Services and Treatments||1.5|
|HTT A180||Enhancing Guest Service||3|
|HTT A284||Leadership and Strategic Management||3|
|HTT A105||Passport to Success||3|
|HTT A170||Spa Industry Finance||1.5|
|HTT A175||Spa Marketing and Retail Management||1.5|
|HTT A185||Interviewing and Professional Development||3|
|HTT A285||Hospitality Operations||3|
|HTT A138||Sharing the Travel Experience||3|
|HTT A240||Hospitality and Toursim Marketing||3|
|HTT A279||Spa Internship||4|
Spa Management Suggested Electives
|CMST A100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|HTT A199||Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism||0.5-1.5|
|SPAN A180||Elementary Spanish 1||5|