ATC 101 Intro. to Travel Careers
Instructor: Kathleen Reiland
Link to Blackboard: Online and Web-enhanced Website: http://cypresscollege.blackboard.com/
Username/Password: Same as your MyGatway/Webstar id and password
Program Website (additional resources): http://web.mac.com/kreiland
Office/Contact Hours: Mon. 10a-1p; Tues. 11:30-12:30. Wed. 10a-1p Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Virtual Office Hours: Friday 10a-noon, and by appointment*
Technical Education Building: Office 210 Office Voicemail: 714-484-7411
* Note: The best way to reach me is by email as I generally respond within 24 hours.
Access: Introduction to Travel and Tourism
. Marc Mancini: Delmar, 2005. This text may be purchased online at the Cypress Bookstore, Go to the www.cypresscollege.edu main page and click on the Bookstore link.
Web-based and Online Access:
Whether you are taking this class on campus or online, you will need to sign into Blackboard at http://cypresscollege.blackboard.com/, using your My Gateway/Webstar student identification number (for example @00001234) and your Webstar password (the default password is your birthday mmddyy, but if you change it and forget it, you can get click on forgot password link to get a new password). I recommend bookmarking this site so you will be able to access it easily.
This course introduces students to operations and career opportunities in the airline and travel industries. The history, definition, organization, and industry trends will be reviewed. Internet research will be utilized and students will prepare a personalized career project.
Objectives: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Identify career opportunities in the travel/hospitality industry to include: airlines, cruise lines, destination management organizations, travel services, meeting and event planning, travel industry, clubs, recreation and leisure, international tourism.
- Develop a personal career path and project.
- Describe the organizational structure of various travel employers to include: airlines, cruise lines, destination management organizations, travel services, meeting and event planning, travel industry, clubs, recreation and leisure.
- Complete a travel research project to include international documentation, currency exchange, travel advisories, etc.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Given a simulated travel request, students will research, produce, and present to their peers a quality travel project as a work sample worthy of inclusion in the students' Career Portfolio that demonstrates subject matter understanding in the complexities of international travel documentation, health, and security advisories. Students will achieve a 70% or better in proficiency, using the Portfolio Assessment Rubric and the Presentation Assessment Rubric.
This course is organized into 10 learning modules, a site visit, and two projects. The 10 modules follow Chapters 1-10 of your text. Each of these modules includes reading, an activity or two, and a chapter quiz. The Site Visit includes an industry visit. The two other activities include a Travel Resource Project and a Career Project, which includes a resume, goals, and career research. You are encouraged to look at this assignment early, as you will find information throughout the course that will help you complete your final project. Generally, you will have a module/chapter to complete each week.