Tourism is currently Rhode Island’s second-largest and fastest-growing industry. CCRI’s Travel, Tourism and Hospitality certificate provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in this growing industry. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions with hotel and lodging, food service, airlines, airport operations, car rentals, conventions and meetings, tourism and attractions, casinos, and cruise lines. Students will perform a variety of tasks and complete projects to help them develop the skills required to work in the industry. Students will also have to opportunity to tour various establishments within the industry such as hotels, convention centers, and casinos.
Students who complete the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality certificate have two options:
Enter the travel and tourism industry with marketable skills and training; or
Continue their education in the CCRI General Studies associate degree program. The General Studies degree program requires 60 credits for completion, 28 of which are elective credits. The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality certificate requires 30 credits and can be used to meet the 28 elective credits for the General Studies degree.
Note: Students may complete the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality certificate program first and then apply all credits toward a General Studies degree or work concurrently in the two programs. Many courses require prerequisites, co-requisites, and/or testing. See the course descriptions in the catalog.
TRVL and HOSP courses transfer to Johnson & Wales University.
If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor who can help you select the courses that best prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, you can also visit ritransfers.org with resources on course and program transfer to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, or visit CCRI's Transfer Articulation page for information on articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout New England.