Associate in Science Degree Career Technical Education - Tourism

Division: Career Technical Education


The Associate in Science Degree Career Technical Education - Tourism provides CTE students with the opportunity to earn a 60-unit degree that demonstrates commitment to the field and meets the CSU-GE or UC IGETC general education requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete this degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The courses listed for each area of emphasis do not necessarily reflect major preparation requirements at any specific university but some courses may be used to fulfill university requirements.

To earn the CTE AS Degree with Tourism emphasis, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. 21 units of major coursework
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. completion of 60 semester units of CSU transferable coursework, and
  4. have an overall GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (6 units):
ATC 102 CCareer Communication/Portfolio3
ATC 123 C Travel Sales and Tour Operations3
Students must complete 15 units from the following:
Introduction to Travel Careers3
Homeland Security3
Travel Management3
Destinations: Americas/Europe3
Destinations: Africa/Pacific3
Tourism/Conference Management3
Cultural Tourism3
Customer Care: Airline/Travel3
Airline Reservations: SABRE3
Airline/Aviation Management3
Cruise Line Sales and Operations3
Public Relations3
Aviation/Travel Internship3