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Campus Location: Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


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:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.


Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 19.5

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
BUS:180 Business Ethics 3.0
SDV:060 Time and Stress Management 1.0
TRV:113 Intro to Tourism 3.0
* Communication Elective 3.0
* Computer Elective 1.5


Term 2
MKT:275 Marketing Occupational Experiences I 2.0
TRV:114 Intro to the Hospitality Industry 3.0
* Psychology Elective 3.0


Communication Electives: COM:020, COM:723, ENG:013, ENG:021, ENG:105, SPC:112
Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, SDV:200
Psychology Electives: Any PSY course


Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

  • $29,951 - $38,893 - Statewide: Meeting & Convention Planners
  • $17,088 - $18,001 - Region 1: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  • $16,920 - $18,085 - Region 1: Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  • $24,886 - $35,735 - Region 1: Lodging Managers*
  • $19,982 - $30,183 - Statewide: Travel Agents

*Will require combination of continued education and relevant work experience

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)



Additional Information:


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