Hospitality & Tourism

Welcome to The Hospitality and Tourism Program at Kaua'i Community College! 

The Hospitality and Tourism (HOST) program at Kaua‘i Community College (KCC) is designed to ensure students’ success in their chosen hospitality careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who are already employed in the hospitality services industry, as well as those who wish to prepare themselves for entry into this global field. We welcome you to experience the diversity and professionalism
that make this career choice a sustainable opportunity.

Current certificates include the following:

  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Hospitality Essentials (9 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Hospitality and Tourism (15 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Hospitality Management (18 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Hospitality and Tourism (27 credits)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality and Tourism (61 credits)

A Fall 2017 University of Hawai‘i (UH) System Articulation Agreement facilitates matriculation of students and transfer of courses across the UH System.

The HOST program has an articulated career ladder with the UH West O‘ahu Business program leading to a Bachelor’s in Business degree. KCC students completing the AAS degree UH West O‘ahu Articulation Option in Hospitality and Tourism have the opportunity to transfer to UH West O‘ahu. Students wishing to participate in the Bachelor’s in Business program must notify their KCC academic advisor that they want to
track into the UH West O‘ahu Articulation Option AAS degree program.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Develop critical thinking skills to effectively function in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of diversity and exhibit professional work ethics that promote positive service interactions and teamwork skills.
  3. Utilize interpersonal written and oral communication skills necessary for effective organizational operations.
  4. Incorporate the principles of aloha to promote the sustainability of Hawaiian cultural values in the hospitality industry.

 

Guided Pathways to Completion

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Hospitality and Tourism Associate in Applied Science (AAS), 61 credits


Fall semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: ANTH 200; BOT 105; HWST 107, HWST 111; PHIL 100; REL 150 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100, ENG 215 or higher (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 154 - Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • Business Elective: BUS 120, ECON 130 or ECON 131) (3credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: BUSN 188 MATH 100, MATH 103, Math MATH 115 or higher (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ACC 124 or ACC 201 (3 credits)
  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 130 or ICS 101 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100- level or higher course (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • HOST 293 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (3 credits)
  • Natural Environment: Any DB or DP course and a one‐credit DY lab (4 credits)
  • Social Environment: ECON 130 or ECON 131 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: ENG 100, ENG 200, or higher (3 credits)


Total credits: 61

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Hospitality and Tourism Certificate of Achievement (CA), 27 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 154 - Food and Beverage Operations (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • HOST 293 - Hospitality and Tourism Internship (3 credits)

Total credits: 27

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Hospitality and Tourism Certificate of Competence (CO), 15 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)


Total credits: 15

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Hospitality Essentials Certificate of Competence (CO), 9 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 100 - Career and Customer Service Skills (3 credits)
  • HOST 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Total credits: 9

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Hospitality Management Certificate of Competence (CO), 18 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • HOST 152 - Front Office Operations (3 credits)
  • HOST 280 - Hospitality Management (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • HOST 150 - Housekeeping Operations (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 130; or ICS 101 (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151 - Personal and Public Speaking (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

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In this program, you can earn an Associate's Degree and continue studies for a Bachelor's Degree.