The Field

Hospitality and Tourism Management focuses on preparing students with the experience, commitment, and skills they need for management, marketing and operations within the hospitality and tourism service industry.

In order to succeed in Hospitality and Tourism Management students should be detail oriented, organized, possess strong verbal communications skills, and above all be a people person who is ready to try their best to go above and beyond to meet the demands of their clients.

The Hospitality & Tourism Management Program at Skyline College

The Hospitality & Tourism Management Program is designed for students interested in pursuing an exciting career in the Hospitality & Tourism industry. Career Pathway Programs are available in the following areas:

  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Meeting & Event Management
  • Hotel & Resort Management
  • International Tourism

The Program offers a variety of educational options; examples include Certificates & Stackable Credentials, Associate Degree Programs, Transfer Programs, and exciting internship opportunities for students and prospective workers. And in addition to classes, students can expect to participate in training workshops, job shadows, boot camps and guest lecturer series.

Career Outlook

The Hospitality & Tourism industry in California is thriving, with over 210,000 additional new jobs projected by 2017. One of those jobs could be yours, and Skyline College is offering the programs to get you there. Key growth areas in the industry include Hotels & Lodging, Meeting & Event Planning, Restaurants, Travel, Recreation and more. These are more than just jobs – the Hospitality & Tourism industry supports exciting, long-term careers with serious potential for upward mobility into leadership positions.

Salaries within these career trajectories vary widely depending on experience, location and sector. Retail managers in California can expect to make from $25,000 to $67,000 per year. Hotel general managers can expect to make from $52,000 to $188,000 per year. Banquet servers, an entry level job, can make between $17 and $26 per hour.