HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry

This course will provide an overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. Topics include in-depth views of the restaurant and culinary industry, lodging industry, meeting and events, tourism, casinos, cruise-lines and more. Hospitality Interactive simulation, My Hospitality Lab, and service scenarios will provide an experience of fun socialistic learning. Successful students of this course will receive a Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist short term certificate.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • List and describe aspects of the tourism industry ranging from airlines/cruiselines to casinos/world class attractions and career positions from flight attendants/cruise directors to croupiers/casino managers.
  • List and describe aspects of the restaurant industry ranging from Quick Service Restaurants to Fine Dining Establishments and career positions within culinary from cooks-executive chefs to cake decorators-master bakers.
  • List and describe aspects of the lodging industry ranging from limited service to full service establishments and career positions from guest service associates to general managers.
  • List and describe aspects of the meeting and events industry ranging from small meetings to trade shows/expostions and career positions from set up to event managers.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2