Hospitality and Tourism


The Hospitality and Tourism program focuses on hospitality operations, event planning, food safety and production, and leadership and management skills. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or Arts or a certificate and pursue work as a Tour Guide and Escort and more.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

About the Program

The Hospitality and Tourism program will provide you with the foundational coursework for hospitality management. Classes in the program will cover the hospitality industry and various employment and educational opportunities. You will also study hospitality operations, marketing, event planning, food safety and production. Organizational behavior, human resources, leadership and management skills will be developed and applied in theory and lab settings.

If you complete your associate of arts degree in Hospitality and Tourism at CNM, you can transfer to the bachelor’s degree program in Hospitality Management at New Mexico State University or transfer to other universities. Meet with an advisor to explore your educational options.

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Career and Advancement Opportunities

Jobs are available in restaurants, hotels, resorts, casinos, and other areas. Types of positions range from entry-level to supervisory and managerial positions, including hotel, food and beverage, casino, and resort operations. Learn more about Gainful Employment & Completion Rate Information.

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This program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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