(HTM 200) Hospitality and Tourism Practicum
The hands-on practicum experience provides students the opportunity in their freshman or sophomore year to apply knowledge gained through introductory coursework. Structured, rotating practicum experiences at local tourism organizations help students to clarify career goals and develop context and skills in preparation for higher-level coursework.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate and consider different types of career paths in a hospitality and tourism attraction.
- Determine if the student has an interest in pursuing a degree or career in hospitality and tourism.
- Understand key learning objectives from each departmental rotation.
- Observe and model essential skills in management and leadership.
- Demonstrate an ability to be comfortable while interacting with guests and co-workers.
- Identify and apply excellent customer service that adds real value to customer relationships.