Prepare for a career in tourism & hospitality

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The Tourism & Hospitality Management Minor is for students planning careers around the tourism and hospitality industries and not majoring in Business Administration.

The courses incorporate various guest speakers and field trips.You could learn from the experiences of the La Plata County Airport, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Visit Durango, The Springs Resort, Mesa Verde, and Visit Durango.

You can also earn credits and gain management exposure with internships. Recent interships include Purgatory Resort, Woodhouse Spa, Steamworks, and the Hampton Inn.

If your career interests are specific to the ski industry, you can also pursue our Certificate In Ski Resort Operations for an additional 12 credits.

 

VonTressa Woody, student

"As an Indigenous first-generation college student, I am grateful that I can minor in Tourism & Hospitality Management to stand out from the competition and build brand awareness. These skills will help build a foundation and prepare me for my future goals of owning/managing my own business one day."

The road ahead

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A minor in Tourism & Hospitality Management will prepare you for careers in:

  • Hotels & resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Cruise lines
  • Travel agencies
  • Tour operators
  • Attractions
  • Destination management organizations