An image of the Chicago skyline with sailboats on Lake Michigan in the foreground.


Subject Area: Business, Communications and Marketing

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 15

Location: Peosta

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

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The tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries. The goal of this certificate program is to expose you to the many facets of this diversified industry and lead you to entry-level positions.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
BUS:180 Business Ethics 3.0
TRV:113 Intro to Tourism 3.0


Term 2
MKT:275 Marketing Occupational Experiences I 2.0
SDV:219 Professionalism 4.0
TRV:114 Intro to the Hospitality Industry 3.0
Employment Information

With an annual income range of $16,556 - $27,892 and a projected growth of 24.3%, the career outlook for Tourism graduates is outstanding.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2010-2020.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208