Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Pathway (Triton College)

Triton Community College - Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Hotel Management or Restaurant Management*

Requirements

The degree completion emphasis is off-campus/online and is designed uniquely for hospitality professionals. Applicants must have completed an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in hospitality management, restaurant management, culinary arts or a related degree and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0.

AAS in at Triton Community College in Hotel Management or Restaurant Management:*
AAS program requirements and applicability toward NIU general education and major requirements (17 credit hours)

Required course NIU Articulation NIU requirement satisfied 
ACC 100 – Basic Accounting I (3) N/C (no credit) None

CIS 101 – Computer Systems and Business Applications (3)

OMIS 259 – Introduction to Business Information Systems GE – Nature and Technology

HIS 151 or HIS 152 or PSC 150 or SSC 190 (3

HIST 260 or HIST 261 or POLS 100 or Elective GE- Society and Culture

HTH 281 – First Aid and CPR (2)

KNPE 262 – First Aid and CPR Elective
RHT 101 – Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I (3) ENGL 103 – Rhetoric and Composition I GE- Foundational Studies
SPE 101 – Principles of Effective Speaking (3) COMS 100 – Fundamentals or Oral Communication GE- Foundational Studies
GEN ED/Humanities (3) Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE- Creativity and Critical Analysis
HIA coursework N/C (no credit) See proficiency

*Articulation Plan based on course work required for the AAS Hospitality Management at Triton Community College in the 2018-19 catalog and the B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management – Degree completion emphasis in the 2018-2019 catalog and in NIU's current articulation handbook. Curricular changes will necessitate an update in the articulation plan. 


Additional Triton Community College Courses to Meet NIU General Education and/or Major Requirements:

Can be completed concurrently while taking NIU courses (35 credit hours)

Required course NIU Articulation NIU requirement satisfied

ACC 101 -  Financial Accounting (4)

ACCY 206 – Introduction to Financial Accounting Major

BUS 127 – Principles of Marketing (3)

MKTG 295 – Principles of Marketing

Major

BUS 150 – Principles of Management (3)

Elective

 

Major - Substitution for MGMT 333

BUS 161 – Business Law I (3

MGMT 217 – Legal Environment of Business

Major

ECO 103 – Microeconomics (3)

ECON 260 – Principles of Microeconomics

GE Society and Culture and Major

ENG 102 -  Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II (3) ENGL 203 – Rhetoric and Composition II GE- Foundational Studies
Humanities  (3) Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook – link below) GE- Creativity and Critical Analysis
MAT 124 - Finite Mathematics (3)** MATH 210 – Finite Mathematics GE- Foundational Studies and Major
MAT 170 -  Elementary Statistics** (4) STAT 208 – Basic Statistics GE- Foundational Studies and Major
PSYC 100 -  Introduction to Psychology (3) PSYC 102 – Introduction to Psychology GE- Knowledge Domain and Major
Science (3) Select course to meet NIU Nature and Technology Requirement (see Articulation Handbook – link below) GE- Nature and Technology
**Students will need to earn a “C” or better in MATH 124  or MATH 170  to meet NIU’s Quantitative Literacy requirement

 Proficiency credits

AAS Hospitality Management or Restaurant Mangement graduates are eligible proficiency in HOSP 202, HOSP 302, HOSP 303, HOSP 304, HOSP 316, HOSP 319, HOSP 320, HOSP 413, HOSP 418, and HOSP 425. These proficiency credits will be held in escrow and be awarded during the last semester prior to degree completion.

 


Hospitality and Tourism Management major classes to be taken through NIU (31 credit hours)

Note: NIU courses are offered online at least once a year

NIU course number NIU course title
HOSP 301 (2) Career Planning in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 314 (3) Hospitality Facility Management
HOSP 315 (3) Casino and Gaming Management
HOSP 411 (3) Yield Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 417 (3) Trade Show and Exhibition Management
HOSP 426 (3) Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 430 (3) Data Analysis for the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 491 (1) Leadership Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism
HOSP 492 (2) Distinguished Speaker Series
HOSP 495 (8) Internship in Hospitality Management 

Academic advising
All NIU students must meet university graduation and general education (GE) requirements.  Hospitality and Tourism Management – degree completion students work with an advisor to identify GE deficiencies and monitor progress toward completion of these and other university graduation requirements (i.e. 120 total credit hours with at least 31 hours from NIU.)

Contact Us

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Lan Li
Professor and Area Coordinator
815-753-6385
lanli@niu.edu 

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1543
facs@niu.edu