htt201 | undergraduate

Introduction To Hospitality

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This course is an overview of the history, current trends, and general organizational structure of the hospitality industry. Additionally, the course covers topics such as recreational entertainment, economic impact of hospitality, and service standards. The course also gives students the opportunity to examine careers in tourism, food service, and lodging industries.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Travel and Tourism

    • Explain the factors influencing travel.
    • Define the forms of tourism and the benefits of each.
    • Describe the specific roles of tourism promoters.
    • Define the characteristics of the hospitality industry as it relates to tourism.

    Food Service

    • Describe basic measures of performance for the food service industry.
    • Describe the characteristics of the restaurant market.
    • Describe other segments of food service operations.

    Understanding Other Aspects of the Industry

    • Discuss operational characteristics related to types of hospitality areas.
    • Explain how the types of hospitality areas impact the hospitality industry.


    • Describe the main functions of hotel departments.
    • Identify the characteristics of hotels.
    • Describe basic hotel measures of performance.


    • Explain the characteristics of service and their impact on the guest experience.
    • Describe the characteristics of internal and external customers/guests.
    • Describe the value of guest loyalty to the hospitality industry.
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