Geotourism Destination Management

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Geotourism Destination Management

Credits required 27

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

John Caressimo, Coordinator and Professor of Culinary Arts, john.caressimo@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: GT

Program Goals Statement

The program provides skills needed for professional tourism planning that guides a community's growth and protects its resources. It focuses on development of sustainable tourism operations that honor a community's values and goals.

Program Information

  • This program offers students the opportunity to develop strong communications, organizational, and critical-thinking skills as well as practical preparation for entry into the Tourism career field.
  • Job opportunities include tour escort, convention and visitors bureau coordinator, tour destination guide, cruise ship employee and corporate travel agent.
  • Students may earn credit in field placements at such sites as Colette Tours, Massachusetts Information Centers, Newport Historical Society, and any other local tourism destination site.
  • All courses are taught by experienced hospitality and tourism industry professionals.

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.

Program Requirements

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

General Courses

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

HOS 222Tour Destination Planning

3 credits

HOS 130Introduction to Geotourism

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

HOS 231Principles of Community Based Tourism

3 credits

HOS 132Geotourism Management

3 credits

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Core Courses

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

HOS 222Tour Destination Planning

3 credits

HOS 130Introduction to Geotourism

3 credits

HOS 132Geotourism Management

3 credits

HOS 231Principles of Community Based Tourism

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18
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