May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Hospitality and Tourism, Certificate of Completion

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

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.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in two terms.
  • This educational option can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main Campus; many courses are offered online

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Students completing the certificate may also receive a certificate in Food Service Management.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Students wanting to continue their education beyond the certificate should meet with an advisor for more information about the Hospitality and tourism Associate of Arts degree and other transfer programs.

Career Opportunities

Jobs are available in lodging, restaurants, casinos, resorts, cruise ships, event planning, convention services, sales and marketing 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 with the opportunity for rapid advancement.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 28

* Hospitality and Tourism degree students must choose ENGL 1110  or ENGL 1110P .

Program Approved Electives

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