Cayuga Community College Offers New Online Event & Tourism Management Degree Program

To enhance the current portfolio of degree programs that can be completed entirely online, Cayuga Community College now offers a new Event & Tourism Management A.A.S. degree starting in Fall 2017. This program prepares students for entry-level careers in convention centers, destination marketing organizations (DMO)/tourism promotion agencies (TPA), visitor centers, cruise lines, inns, non-profit organizations, and hotels. Possible careers include event coordinator, conference planner, destination marketing specialist, tour operator, travel promoter, travel guide, and visitor center coordinator.

Courses in these programs include marketing for hospitality and tourism, introduction to tourism, business communications, personal selling, wine studies, and event planning. A business internship is incorporated into the programs to provide hands-on learning for students. Internship opportunities have been arranged for local students at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, Auburn Holiday Inn, Auburn Hilton Garden Inn, Musical Theatre Festival, The Lodge at Welch Allyn, and Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District, just to name a few.

Those interested in learning more can visit the college website or contact Amy Valente at Information on the admissions process can be found Admissions website, by phone (1-866-598-8883) or email at