School of Business & Information Technology
Program information is available from the School of Business & Information Technology Office at (505) 224-3811.
The Hospitality and Tourism Associate of Arts degree is designed to substantially fulfill the freshman and sophomore course requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree programs in Hospitality Management at New Mexico State and other colleges and universities. The degree’s general education curriculum is accepted for transfer toward the general education core. Click here for articulation agreements.
The Hospitality and Tourism Certificate of Completion is a two-term program that prepares students for careers in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. The courses provide a solid foundation of skills required in the hospitality industry. Students will study hospitality operations, marketing, event planning, customer service and interpersonal relations. An overview of the hospitality industry and various employment and educational opportunities will also be explored.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Jobs are available in lodging, casinos, restaurants, resorts, cruise ships, event planning, convention services, sales and marketing, bed and breakfasts, and other areas. Types of employment range from front office, marketing and guest services to management and leadership positions. Many hospitality careers have competitive benefits and wages with the opportunity for rapid advancement.
Students wanting to continue their education beyond the certificate should meet with the Chair Business & Information Technology program chair about the Hospitality and Tourism Associate of Arts degree and other transfer programs.
Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.