Graduates from the program go on to work at places such as luxury hotels, restaurants, resorts, country clubs, convention and visitors’ bureaus, national parks, entertainment centers, wedding venues, airline carriers or open their own business. Some go on and finish a more advanced degree at a four-year institution.
As a manager for the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Industry, individuals work to ensure that the operational components are functioning properly to maximize daily profitability of the business. Managers must be able to make quick decisions, analyze and solve problems, provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports, and provide quality service to colleagues, employees and guests. The Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program here at Athens Technical College will prepare students so they will be able excel in the industry as managers. Lodging managers, typically the general manager and assistant managers, make decisions that affect the general operations of the hotel, including setting room rates, establishing credit policy, and having ultimate responsibility for resolving problems.
Specific Facility, Tools Or Educational Tools Available
HRTM program students are encouraged to work in the industry to enhance classroom learning through application of knowledge. There are also opportunities where scholars plan/host events, live-work and externship opportunities.
Formal Articulation Agreements
We do not currently have any formal articulation agreements for this program. However, some students do contine their education at other college and universities. If you have questions about transfer eligibility, please reach out to the program chair.