Travel-Destination Specialist

What will this program do for me?
The program will teach you the fundamentals needed to work in the Travel and Tourism industry.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?
You can work in a travel agency or tour company; for a bus, rail or cruise line; for a hotel; consulate office; or you can start your own business.

How much can I earn in this career?
Depending on your language and managerial skills and travel experience, salaries start at $1000 or more per month and can increase to $4000 or more per month. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take?
The certificate program can be completed in 1 year, the A.A. in 2 years. Please refer to Program Curriculum for more information.

Where will classes be held?
All classes are taught at the Phelan Campus. Most classes are taught at night. Destination USA/Canada is taught Tuesday/Thursday mornings 8:00 am - 9:30 am.

Where do I get more information?
Please call the coordinator of the Travel and Tourism Program, Joann Derrick, at her business, Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (415) 334-5400. Or by visiting the department Web site: CCSF School of Business.

What time of day are classes offered?
Destination USA/Canada is taught Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 am. All other classes are 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

When do classes start?
Fall Semester starts in August and ends in December. Spring Semester starts in January and ends in May. All classes are for credit only. Refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

How do I enroll?
For new students, please fill out an application. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285.

What are the requirements for certification?
Five classes or 15 units are required for each certificate. See catalog for specifics. Please check the Program Curriculum to learn more about requirements.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for more details regarding costs per unit. Please keep in mind that just one textbook is used for both the TRTV 157 and TRTV 159 classes, and you will only need one textbook for all the destination classes. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3577.