Hospitality & Tourism

Welcome to The Hospitality and Tourism Program at Kaua'i Community College! 

The Hospitality and Tourism (HOST) program at Kaua‘i Community College (KCC) is designed to ensure students’ success in their chosen hospitality careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who are already employed in the hospitality services industry, as well as those who wish to prepare themselves for entry into this global field. We welcome you to experience the diversity and professionalism
that make this career choice a sustainable opportunity.

Current certificates include the following:

  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Hospitality Essentials (9 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Hospitality and Tourism (15 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Hospitality Management (24 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Hospitality and Tourism (27 credits)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism (61 credits)

A Fall 2019 University of Hawai‘i (UH) System Articulation Agreement facilitates matriculation of students and transfer of courses across the UH System.

The HOST program has an articulated career ladder with the UH West O‘ahu Business program leading to a Bachelor’s in Business degree. KCC students completing the AAS degree UH West O‘ahu Articulation Option in Hospitality and Tourism have the opportunity to transfer to UH West O‘ahu. Students wishing to participate in the Bachelor’s in Business program must notify their KCC academic advisor that they want to
track into the UH West O‘ahu Articulation Option AAS degree program.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Develop critical thinking skills to effectively function in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of diversity and exhibit professional work ethics that promote positive service interactions and teamwork skills.
  3. Utilize interpersonal written and oral communication skills necessary for effective organizational operations.
  4. Incorporate the principles of aloha to promote the sustainability of Hawaiian cultural values in the hospitality industry.

 

Guided Pathways to Completion

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Hospitality and Tourism Associate in Applied Science (AAS), 61 credits


Fall semester 1

  • ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)
  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: ANTH 200; BOT 105; HWST 107, HWST 111; PHIL 100; REL 150 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)

Note: 

  1. ENG 100: This course fulfills 3 of the 6 credits required for the Communication category. The remaining 3 credits should be taken in Semester 4.

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 154 - Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Social Environment - Hospitality and Tourism  + (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: BUSN 188, MATH 103, or MATH 115 or higher  + (3 credits)

Note:

  1. SP 151: This course fulfills the 3 credits required for the Oral Communication category.

Fall Semester 3

  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)
  • ACC 124 or ACC 201 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)  + (3 credits)

Note:

  1. ICS 101: This course fulfills the Computer/Technology category.

Spring Semester 4

  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 293 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (3 credits)
  • Communication: ENG 200 or higher + (3 credits)
  • Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): Any DB or DP course (3 credits)
  • Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY): Any DY course (1 credit)
  • Social Environment - Hospitality and Tourism  + (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB)/Physical Sciences (DP): One course from either designation fulfills the Natural Environment category.
  2. Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY): One course from this designation fulfills the Natural Environment category.


Total credits: 61

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Hospitality and Tourism Certificate of Achievement (CA), 27 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Communication: AAS Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 154 - Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)

Note:

  1. ICS 101: This course fulfills the Computer/Technology category.

Fall Semester 3

  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • HOST 293 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (3 credits)

Total credits: 27

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Hospitality Management Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Communication: AAS Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)

Note: 

  1. ICS 101: This course fulfills the Computer/Technology category.
  2. SP 151: This course fulfills the Oral Communication category.

Fall Semester 3

  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)

Total credits: 24

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Hospitality and Tourism Certificate of Competence (CO), 15 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Communication: AAS Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World (3 credits)
  • SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)

Note: 

  1. ICS 101: This course fulfills the Computer/Technology category.
  2. SP 151: This course fulfills the Oral Communication category.


Total credits: 15

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Hospitality Essentials Certificate of Competence (CO), 9 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Communication: AAS Core Options (3 credits)

Total credits: 9

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The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below. UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.
 

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