Program Details

School Name

Truckee Meadows Community College

Program Name

Hospitality Management, Associate of Arts

Program Level


Next Available Start Dates


The Associate of Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Management program will offer a broad educational approach to a career in the hospitality industry. Its varied courses of study will prepare students with both the business concepts and operational competencies necessary to enter any segment of the industry upon graduation.

In addition to the college’s general education requirements, students will take classes specific to the industry including an introduction to hospitality, career development, computer applications for hospitality and tourism, hospitality service management, housekeeping and front desk operations.

Students will also study financial accounting, introduction to human resources management, and basic culinary skills development. This approach will offer prospective employers a well-rounded graduate who understands day-to-day operations, has critical thinking and problem-solving skills and can adapt to a multitude of positions.

This program will prepare students for supervisory positions in the industry or to transfer to a bachelor degree program, which will ultimately provide a pathway to careers, including but not limited to, lodging management, food service management, hotel operations, resort management, ski resort management, airline/transportation industry, sustainable tourism, outdoor recreation and leadership, small tourism business management, events management, and entertainment arts management.

TMCC has partnered with UNLV and Sierra Nevada College to provide a seamless pathway for TMCC students to achieve their bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students who successfully complete this degree will be eligible for transfer to upper division status at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's William F. Harrah College of Hospitality or to Sierra Nevada College.

Students completing the degree will:

  • Apply the basic principles of critical thinking and problem solving when examining hospitality and tourism trends and issues. Communicate effectively in written, spoken, visual and digital modes to different audiences (e.g. industry leaders, employees, employers, faculty and peers).
  • Synthesize and evaluate core concepts in the areas of hospitality management, housekeeping operations, front desk operations, and technology and applications for hospitality and tourism.
  • Reinforce knowledge of key factors that contribute to service quality and guest satisfaction in services.
  • Recognize and market learning and professional experiences acquired as part of the hospitality degree program.

Fall admission:

  • June 1 – 1st time Visa Applicant
  • July 15 – Already on an F-1 Visa and transferring from a US school

Spring admission:

  • November 1 – 1st time Visa Applicant
  • November 15 – Already on an F-1 Visa and transferring from a US school

Application Requirements

  • Application fee: $25
  • Proof of funds
  • Passport
  • Student visa

Eligibility Requirements

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
To earn an AA/AS degree, students must: 

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.) 
  • Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college. 
  • Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS. 
  • Have no financial or library obligation to the college.