SUNY Jefferson

Hospitality & Tourism Certificate

Program Type: Career, 1-year
Delivery Method: On-campus and online
Personal Interests: Cooking, food and dining, entertaining
Skill Development: Customer service, organization, communication,  attention to detail
Career Options: Restaurant management, catering and cooking
Program Code: HEGIS 5011.10

Prepare for your career in the service industry

The Hospitality & Tourism Certificate will prepare you to explore careers in the hospitality, food service, tourism, and recreation industries. This Certificate will provide an edge to your resume if you are looking to enter the field or have been working for some time.

Graduate ready for some of the best jobs in hotels and restaurants, tourism, wineries and craft breweries, and more.

You must demonstrate ability to acquire the skills and knowledge required for successful completion of courses and meet skills expected of a hospitality industry professional. Please review the hospitality and tourism program guidelines which outlines these skills.

This certificate program offers:

  • Experience from real-world settings
  • Networking opportunities with others in the industry
  • Fundamental skills and training for a fulfilling career after graduation
  • Flexibility, you can complete the certificate online entirely

Turn your love for entertaining into a career

Graduates from Jefferson’s Hospitality & Tourism Certificate program have ample job opportunities in one of the most lucrative and growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with potential for more than 1.5 million hotel, restaurant, and service industry jobs over the next 10 years. You may find work as a wine and beverage mixologist, events manager, food writer, caterer, product developer, food sourcer, chef, restaurateur, and more.

Learn to plan events, operate restaurants, and more

When you complete the Hospitality & Tourism Certificate you will be able to:

  • Explore career paths within the hospitality, food service, tourism, and recreation industries
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical food safety knowledge and practices

Degree requirements for the Hospitality & Tourism Certificate

Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours)

HOS 101: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 
CUL 130: Sanitation and Safety 
Choose from any of the following: HOS, HRM or CUL Electives 

Business and Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours)

Choose from any of the following: HOS, HRM, CUL, BUS, or ACC 

TOTAL 24 credit hours


Program contact

Alexander Pope Vickers
Hospitality and Tourism Department Chair
(315) 786-2356

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522