Hospitality & Tourism Certificate
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Hospitality & Tourism Certificate

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The college is not accepting applications for this program at this time

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Certificate, 1-year
  • Delivery: On-campus and online
  • Personal Interests: Cooking, food and dining, entertaining
  • Skill Building: 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.

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.

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

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


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Gainful Employment

Undergraduate certificate in Hospitality and Tourism

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year

This program will cost $7,260 for in-state tuition, fees, books and supplies/$12,180 for out-of-state tuition, fees, books and supplies if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with a median loan debt of:
Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
New York State

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please visit:


Requirements for the Hospitality & Tourism Certificate

Effective Spring 2017

Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours)
Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours) Credit Hours
CUL 130: Sanitation and Safety 1
HOS 101: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HOS, HRM or CUL Electives1 8
Business/Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours)
Business/Hospitality and Tourism Requirements (12 credit hours) Credit Hours
HOS, HRM, CUL, BUS, or ACC Electives2 12

Total Credit Hours 24


Advising Notes:
Advising Notes:  
1Some HOS, HRM, or CUL electives are only two credits; make sure you have fulfilled a minimum of 8 credits for this requirement.  
2Some HOS, HRM, CUL, BUS, or ACC electives are 2-4 credits; make sure you have fulfilled a minimum of 12 credits for this section.  


Program Contact

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Professor of Business and Business Department Chair
(315) 786-2486