Associate in Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Management

School of Trades, Technologies, Sustainability and Professional Studies, 505-428-1332.

This program is designed for students planning to enter the hospitality industry and for those already working in the industry with a view toward management by providing basic knowledge and techniques required as a professional in Hospitality and Tourism Management.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply effective techniques in hospitality and tourism supervision and management.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in operational and human resource management.
  • Create forecasted and actual departmental budgets.
  • Develop elements of a hospitality and tourism marketing plan.
  • Demonstrate the use of standard operational processes.

Class Requirements


Communications (9 hrs.)

ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 119 Professional Communication (3) [or]
ENG 216 Technical Writing (3)

Any SPCH course (3)
Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)
MATH 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3) [or]
BSAD 260 Business Statistical Analysis (4) Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 hrs.)

ECON 200 Principals of Economics – Macroeconomics S (3)
ECON 201 Principals of Economics – Microeconomics S (3)
PSYC 111 Psychology I (3) Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hrs. min.)
HIST 260 History of New Mexico  S (3)
SPAN 111 Beginning Spanish I  (4) or higher

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences and humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal 15 credit hours.
Health and Wellness (1hr.)


ACCT 121 Principles of Accounting (4)
CULA 115 Culinary Fundamentals (4)
CULA 151 Culinary Fundamentals II (4)
HRMG 114 Introduction to Tourism (3)
HRMG 115 Customer Relations (3)
HRMG 116 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3)
HRMG 201 Food and Beverage Cost Controls (3)
HRMG 220 Dining Room Service and Beverage Management (3)
HRMG 240 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (3)
HRMG 298 Hospitality Internship (1-4)

Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours) NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.