Leisure Services Management - Geotourism Destination Management Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Business Administration (Leisure Services Management - Geotourism Destination Management Concentration)

Credits required 63/64

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

John Caressimo, Professor, ext. 2111

Program Goals Statement

The program provides skills needed for professional tourism planning that guides a community’s growth and protects its resources. Students earn an associate degree from BCC and are eligible for a certificate from George Washington University. It focuses on development of sustainable tourism operations that honors a community’s values and goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

Program Information

The Tourism Destination Management and Marketing Certificate program is delivered under a contract with George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies in Destination Management. All tourism courses are taught by practicing tourism professionals trained or endorsed by George Washington University.

Recommendations

A four-credit science course aids transfer.

After BCC

  • The program is designed for tourism destination managers, marketers, developers, tour operators, business owners, planners, and others who want to accelerate their careers in tourism development.
  • Graduates may work in local, regional, or national planning organizations.

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Multicultural Perspective

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16
CSS 101: (or completion of Division 3 First-year Experience Summer or Intersession orientation or documented First-Year Experience or equivalent)

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4
See General Education Competency Courses - Scientific Reasoning and Discovery for course listings

Core Courses

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

RMN 118Workshop in Team Development and Managerial Communications

1 credit

BUS 130Introduction to Geotourism

3 credits

BUS 131Principles of Community-based Tourism

3 credits

BUS 132Geotourism Management

3 credits

BUS 133Strategic Geotourism Marketing

3 credits

BUS 134Geotourism Assessment

3 credits

BUS 135Seminar in Geotourism

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:38

Program Electives – Choose one of the following

BUS 112Personal Financial Planning

3 credits

BUS 113Introduction to Business Functions and Practices

3 credits

BUS 251Business Law

3 credits

BUS 253Corporation Finance

3 credits

BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

BUS 260International Business

3 credits

MAN 251Human Resources Management

3 credits

MAN 152Purchasing

3 credits

MAN 290Managing an Enterprise

3 credits

MAR 255Advertising Principles

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

BUS 111Business and Financial Mathematics

3 credits

BUS 130Introduction to Geotourism

3 credits

BUS 131Principles of Community-based Tourism

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ACC 101Principles of Accounting I

4 credits

BUS 132Geotourism Management

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 133Strategic Geotourism Marketing

3 credits

BUS 134Geotourism Assessment

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Elective

3 credits

BUS 135Seminar in Geotourism

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

RMN 118Workshop in Team Development and Managerial Communications

1 credit

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