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A career in Hospitality and Tourism begins with the right training at the right institution

Hospitality is the single largest industry in the global economy. Therefore, a hospitality and tourism career bodes well for a promising future and world of opportunities. If you want an education that will prepare you for the many challenges you'll face along your journey, the Hospitality and Tourism Program at Virginia Highlands is a great place to start. VHCC is the only community college within Southwest Virginia that currently offering Hospitality and Tourism training. Programs range from a one-semester certificate program to a two-year Associates of Applied Science Degree to give students a variety of educational options.

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HRI 195 - An informative insight into the history, culture, local attractions and venues of the region. Learn about what makes Southwest Virginia and Upper East Tennessee unique to visitors around the world. Experience a behind the scenes glance at what it takes to make these venues possible. 3 credits

Offered Monday through Thursday, May 23-June 30, 10:30 am-12:20 pm

Program Offerings

Hospitality and Tourism Career Studies Certificate– A one- semester training program that will give you an overview of the industry and provide you with a leg up when you continue into the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.

Hospitality and Tourism Certificate– A one-year program that provides a detailed overview of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and the future trends within the industry. This is valuable training for those entering the industry.

Management—Specialization Hospitality and Tourism, Associate of Applied Science Degree– A two-year curriculum designed to include a business background. This is an integral component for those entering executive training and management positions in the hospitality industry and for those presently employed who desire upward mobility in their field.

To learn more, please contact Beth Stockner at or (276) 739-2451.

 Certificate:  Hospitality and Tourism Program Code:   360
 CIP Code 52.0901
SOC Code 39-7011.00
 Number of Students Completing Program (1) 0
Number of Students Completing Program within Normal Time (1) 0
In-State Total Tuition & Fees (2) $4,572.00
Out-of-State Total Tuition & Fees (3) $11,487.60
30 Mile Radius $5,130.00
Contract $7,290.00
Books & Supplies (2) $1,573.65
Number of Students Completing Program with any Student Loan Debt (1) 0
Median Title IV Loan Debt $0
Median Private Loan Dept  $0 
Median Institutional Loan Debt $0
Job Placement Rate for Program Completers (4) 0%

  1. Number of students completing program between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
  2. Total tuition and fees are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change.
  3. Total books and supplies are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change.
  4. All students who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30,2012 are included in this calculation. This job placement rate looks only at jobs that were in the field of study. This rate is based on program completers who were employed within 180 days of completion. Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) data were used to identify employed students. VEC data does not include federal employment, military employment or employers from other states.

Last updated: 1/31/2013 4:09:47 PM