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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Tourism and Convention Administration


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Purpose and Focus

The Department of Tourism and Convention Administration offers diverse course work in tourism, convention, exposition and meeting planning, hospitality marketing, hospitality finance, entertainment and events, club management, hospitality accounting and catering. The department focuses on the primary markets of the hospitality industry — group travel for pleasure and/or business. Classroom activities are supplemented by guest lectures, field trips, and internships. Students have the opportunity to attend national conventions of related trade associations.

Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Undergraduate Major

Meetings and Events Management

Work Experience Requirement

In addition to general academic requirements, the Harrah College of Hotel Administration requires 1,000 hours of acceptable employment. Students majoring in the Department of Tourism and Convention Administration must obtain work consistent with their field of study, e.g., meeting and event planning, trade show operations, convention, etc. Upon completion of the work hours and verification, students must enroll in TCA 295 to receive a passing grade.

The internship must also be consistent with the student’s major and must be approved by an internship instructor. Students majoring within the department register for TCA 450 or 451.

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