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Travel Specialist, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_TRAV

Control Number: 17711

Financial Aid Eligible

These courses have been recommended by industry to provide essential preparation to sell, operate, supervise and manage within a travel agency or as an independent contractor of travel or home based agent. Courses have been organized to provide an understanding of techniques and knowledge necessary to develop effective leadership, decision-making skills, and successful communication among all departments contributing to positive, guest sales, and travel experiences.

Program Outcome

The outcome of this certificate of achievement is to prepare students for employment with a retail or home-based agency, independent contractor, tour operator, cruise line, adventure company, receptive operator, or tourism/convention bureau.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
HTT A105Passport to Success3
HTT A125Destination the Americas3
HTT A127Destination Eastern Europe3
HTT A128Destination Africa/Pacific3
HTT A130Cultural Tourism3
HTT A131Computer Reservation Systems - SABRE3
HTT A135Homeland Security3
HTT A138Sharing the Travel Experience3
HTT A150Travel and Tourism Career Development3
HTT A156Cruising and Vacation Packages3
HTT A157Tour Escorting and Group Travel3
HTT A158Luxury, Incentive, and Corporate Travel3
HTT A185Interviewing and Professional Development3
HTT A225Travel and Tourism Internship4
HTT A240Hospitality and Toursim Marketing3
HTT A284Leadership and Strategic Management3
HTT A299Certified Travel Associate3
Total Units52

Travel Specialist Suggested Elective

HTT A199 Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
HTT A127 Destination Eastern Europe 3
HTT A130 Cultural Tourism 3
HTT A150 Travel and Tourism Career Development 3
HTT A156 Cruising and Vacation Packages 3
Semester 2
HTT A128 Destination Africa/Pacific 3
HTT A131 Computer Reservation Systems - SABRE 3
HTT A135 Homeland Security 3
HTT A185 Interviewing and Professional Development 3
Year 2
Semester 1
HTT A105 Passport to Success 3
HTT A138 Sharing the Travel Experience 3
HTT A240 Hospitality and Toursim Marketing 3
HTT A284 Leadership and Strategic Management 3
HTT A299 Certified Travel Associate 3
Semester 2
HTT A125 Destination the Americas 3
HTT A157 Tour Escorting and Group Travel 3
HTT A158 Luxury, Incentive, and Corporate Travel 3
HTT A225 Travel and Tourism Internship 4
 Total Units52