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What will I learn?

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the hospitality industry, including: Hotel Operations and Management, Event Planning and Management, Restaurant & Foodservice Management, and Bar & Beverage Management.

Not only is our program located in Orlando, one of the most popular tourist areas in the country, but it also boasts a state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility— the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality. Valencia’s program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training to help you move into supervisory and mid-management positions in lodging, food service, tourism, and other potential hospitality careers. Thanks to a strong connection to the Central Florida Hospitality industry and related professional associations, students have many employment opportunities to explore as well as scholarship support for their educational and professional needs. One of the most valuable aspects of the program is the opportunity to complete a 240-hour internship, which enables you to develop skills and expertise in guest services and management, as well as technical areas. Our campus features a mixology lab with a 24-foot bar and brewery, baking and pastry labs with artisanal bread baking ovens and a chocolate spraying room and culinary labs featuring induction stoves and a microgreen growing cabinet.

Learn How To

  • Analyze and control food and labor costs, monitor sales, evaluate competition and develop a marketing plan
  • Hire and train personnel and determine schedules
  • Plan and execute banquets, conventions and other major events
  • Plan, organize and manage the operation of restaurants, hotels, motels and other eating and lodging facilities

Job Outlook

One out of every five jobs in Central Florida is in the hospitality industry. With Orlando as the hospitality capital of the world, career opportunities are abundant. From cruise ships to convention centers, four-star restaurants to five-diamond resorts, theme parks and travel operations, exciting career opportunities are waiting to be filled.

Potential Careers

  • Food Service or Lodging Manager
  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Reservations Supervisor
  • Catering/Banquet Sales and Service
  • Event Planning Specialist
  • Food and Beverage Specialist
  • Guest Services Specialist
  • Steward

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$9,383.00 (6,96,551) per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 October 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 10 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

Winter Park Campus

850 West Morse Blvd,

WINTER PARK,

Florida,

32789, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$9,383.00 (6,96,551) per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 October 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 10 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

East Campus

701 North Econlockhatchee Trail,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

Application deadline: June/15 for fall; Oct/15 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

Florida means easy access to beautiful beaches, sunshine throughout the year, iconic theme parks, top restaurants and excellent shopping amenities.

  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in downtown Orlando