Hospitality & Tourism Management

Internship-based Certificate

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate Program is an internship-based certificate designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the hospitality field.

Quick Facts
  • Program tracks


  • Estimated certificate completion time

    3 semesters, 18 credits

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Students will interview with host hotels and obtain employment. From that they will earn credits while on the job. They will complete the certificate by taking coursework in the fall and spring.

The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the summer semester. Students entering in the fall or spring may take longer to complete the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Convey essential hospitality/tourism industry concepts using oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  • Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in the hospitality/tourism industry.
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Successful candidates will be prepared for an entry level position in the hospitality industry including front desk operations and food & beverage. Students can also continue on to the AAS in Hospitality Management.

Meet the Faculty

  • Charles Galemmo

    Charles Galemmo

    Faculty - Culinary Arts

    Charles Galemmo’s restaurant experience began in Philadelphia working at nationally ranked Northern Italian style restaurants. After several years of working in the best kitchens in the City, he went into restaurant development participating in the opening of 5 restaurants in Philadelphia before taking the opportunity to develop the food and beverage department at a new golf course in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. Charles then graduated from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire with a Master’s of Business Administration and was also a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation. He then worked for American Dairy Queen as a Senior Franchise Consultant before coming to YCCC as an Adjunct Faculty. Chef Galemmo became a full-time Culinary Arts instructor in 2010.

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