CURRICULAR GUIDE

Tourism:  Airline and Travel Agency Operations
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0229  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Travel agents, tour escorts, cruise line and airline personnel plan trips and
arrange lodging, modes of travel, and travel services for customers. They may
specialize in foreign or domestic service, individual or group travel, or a
specific geographical area.  Travel customer service representatives are
employed by airlines, cruise lines, tour companies, railroads, and tourism
bureaus to provide travel information and arrange accommodations for tourists.
They answer questions, offer suggestions, verify arrival/departure times, and
provide literature on trips, excursions, sports events, concerts, and plays.
Travel, tour, cruise and airline personnel may confer with customers by phone
or in person, or plan trips for them in response to mail requests.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Business Careers Department, Old Central Building, Room 210,
telephone number (517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 43 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 110    Microsoft Office                                                 3
TRVL 100    Intro to Travel Agency Ops                                       3
TRVL 110    Travel Agen Ticket Dom/Intn'l                                    3
TRVL 120    North American Travel I                                          3
TRVL 125    Foreign Country Travel II                                        3
TRVL 130    Foreign Country Travel III                                       3
TRVL 131    Foreign Country Travel IV                                        3
TRVL 140    Computer Reservation Training                                    3
TRVL 150    Tourism/Travel Operations                                        3
TRVL 200    Profit Trvl Sale/Mktg/Counsel                                    3
TRVL 210    Group Travel/Escorting Ops                                       4
TRVL 230    Travel/Tourism Law, Cur Events                                   3
TRVL 250    Advanced Computer Ticketing                                      3
TRVL 255    Advanced Sabre Training                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 23-24 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Specific Travel Occupations (Choose 1 Subchoice)     11-12 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Tour Guide
MKTG 119    Mktg/Manage Your Profess Image                                   3
TRVL 145    Intro Cruise Sales/Ground Tran                                   3
TRVL 190    Internship and Seminar                                           3
TRVL 220    International Relations                                          3
Subchoice 2B: Airline/Cruise Operations
TRVL 135    Airline/Airport Operations                                       3
TRVL 145    Intro Cruise Sales/Ground Tran                                   3
TRVL 146    Seminar at Sea                                                   2
TRVL 180    Your Career/Flight Attendant                                     3
Subchoice 2C: Travel Agent
TRVL 170    Open/Oper/Fran A Travel Agency                                   3
TRVL 190    Internship and Seminar                                           3
TRVL 220    International Relations                                          3
TRVL 260    Travel Agency Accounting                                         2
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
CABS 110          TRVL 110          TRVL 200          TRVL 131
TRVL 100          TRVL 130          TRVL 230          TRVL 210
TRVL 120          TRVL 140          TRVL 250          TRVL 255
TRVL 125          TRVL 150          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.