SSU to offer course in hospitality and tourism management in 2014
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Hospitality and tourism have become an economic mainstay of Northern California. 

More importantly, the hospitality and tourism sector, which ranges from the lodging industry to the casino industry, has generated a number of employment opportunities in Northern California, including the new Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park.

In response to the growing needs of talented and trained employees from the local hospitality and tourism sector, the Hospitality and Tourism Certificate Program is designed to offer an overview of hospitality and tourism management. 

Specifically, a variety of hospitality and tourism industry sectors such as hotels, restaurants, meetings and conventions, event management, cruise lines, and the tourism industry will be discussed in detail. The Sonoma State University certificate program will help students better understand the nature of the multifaceted hospitality industry and the functions of each hospitality and tourism segment.  

This will eventually help students find their career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The Noncredit Certificate Program offers 3.6 CEUs (continuing education units) and has no prerequisites. An information meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. at Salazar 2013. The classes run from Jan. 23-April 17 from 7-9:40 p.m. in Salazar Hall 2019. There are 12 class meetings, with no class on March 20.

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