Travel/Tourism & Cruise Programs Overview

The Travel/Tourism and Cruise Line Sales & Operations Programs will prepare you for employment and advancement in the travel industry. These programs provide you with a career path for attaining the communication skills, practical knowledge and technical training necessary for pursuing a career as a travel agent, cruise specialist, tour guide, or corporate travel consultant. You will learn key tips from industry professionals about how to be successful in the competitive hiring process and in advancing your career. In short, we have three primary goals:

  • To prepare you to be successful in the competitive hiring process
  • To prepare you to pass the rigorous training requirements
  • To provide college credit toward certificates, degrees, and transfer that will prepare you for career advancement opportunities
What are my options? How long will it take?
  • Basic Travel/Tourism Certificate = 18 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Advanced Travel/Tourism Certificate = 35 units (2-3 semesters)
  • Associate in Science Degree Travel/Tourism = 60 Units (2 years)
  • Basic Cruise Line Sales & Operations Certificate: 18 Units (1-2 semesters)
  • Basic Tourism & Conference Management Certificate: 18 Units (1-2 semesters)
How much will it cost? How much financial aid can I get?
What is the job and salary outlook?

Travel Agent

Meeting, Conference and Event Planners

Where do students work?

At many local travel agencies, AAA, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Pleasant Holidays, Disney Travel, The Travel Corporation, and many more

Contact Information

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* If you will be taking general education classes toward a degree, you’ll want to take the placement tests, but these tests are not necessary to start this program.

Note: Students may receive course credit for FAA certifications or military experience toward their degree. Please see the Credit by Examination section of the Cypress College Catalog and meet with the Department Coordinator.