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Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management A.S.

Program Entirely Online

The A.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management (HRTM) is designed to prepare students to begin a career in the creative, people-oriented Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism industries, or to continue with their education toward a Bachelor’s degree. The program provides a business planning and management foundation that examines industry trends, consumer behavior, guest services and other factors that influence Hospitality Recreation & Tourism development and promotion. Students will receive exposure to critical thinking skills as well as a broad education and awareness of values, skills, and attitudes that will prepare them for responsible citizenship roles across the scope of the hospitality, recreation and tourism industry and society.

AS degree available 100% online
Learning online provides the flexibility that you need to complete your degree while maintaining your busy lifestyle. Our premier e-Learning software lets you take charge of your schedule and participation. Communication is easy using Canvas, our online platform that integrates courses, campus news, and services in one unified, software system.

Talk to an Enrollment Technician: (732) 255-0482

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Benefits of Earning Your Degree

Benefits of Earning Your Degree

Set yourself apart from the competition by securing an education!

  • Enhanced career pathways
  • Higher entry-level points
  • Increased salary potential

Associate Degree + Bachelor’s Degree Benefits

  • Enter at Supervisor and Management Level
  • 24% increase in salary over non-degree staff
  • High salary director and vice president level positions, employed with large corporations

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the management processes that will provide positive leisure experiences
  • Explore career opportunities and the qualifications needed for entry.
  • Examine the theories and skills needed to manage successful employees.
  • Distinguish the special characteristics of hospitality, recreation and tourism service.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • Cost Control and Accounting
  • Customer Service Management
  • Employee Hiring, Training and Management
  • Event Design and Planning
  • Legal and Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Procedures

Event Planner
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Event research, design, and marketing
  • Site selection, set up, and menu planning
  • Manage onsite event operations
  • Guest safety and risk management

Destination Marketing
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop support, appreciation, and advocacy for the value of the destination
  • Create marketing and communications plans
  • Identify members, partners, and funding sources

Hotel Manager
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute operational procedures
  • Ensure guest satisfaction and safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hotel services
  • Revenue Management

Attraction/Theme Park Manager
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Identify factors that influence attendance
  • Ensure guest satisfaction and safety
  • Train and develop staff
  • Capacity Management

For more information
Contact: Sean Bips
Phone: 732-255-0400, Ext. 2821.

Interested in exploring a career in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management (HRTM)?

Java Junction is looking for apprentices for the Fall 2022 semester! This is part of a paid credit-based course, which can also be taken as an elective by non-hospitality students. Participants will have the unique opportunity to strengthen their management and customer service skills, in a real-world setting.

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Event Planner
Destination Marketing
Hotel Manager
Attraction/Theme Park Manager
Restaurant Manager

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*Course requirements for degrees can and do change over time. Students are responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements that are in effect when they begin pursuing the degree.

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