Students must complete two semesters of coursework in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the Chair, Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management - 24 units

All certificate students must take HTM 110 in the first semester unless prior academic study or professional experience demonstrates sufficient knowledge. If approved, another course may be substituted.

To complete the Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management, students must complete eight of the courses listed below. The courses are offered on a rotation during the academic year. Not all courses are available each semester. Course descriptions are available in the SF State Bulletin.


Courses - Take Eight

Code Title Semester 1 Semester 2
HTM 110 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Management  
HTM 458 Hospitality Tourism Management Revenue & Cost Control  
HTM 324 or
HTM 425
Historical & Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage & Culture in America or
The Business of International Tourism
HTM 351 or
HTM 421
Asian Food, Culture & Hospitality or
Food, Wine & Culture in California
HTM 424 Tourism Management  
HTM 457 Restaurant Operations  
HTM 561 Hotel Operation Management  
HTM 576 or
HTM 577
Meeting Planning & Convention/Event Management I or
Meeting Planning & Convention/Event Management II



How to Apply

International Students: See the International Students page.

Submit the completed application form along with a $100 application fee (check or money order made out to SFSU-CEL). The form must be submitted by mail or in person for security reasons.

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Certificate of Completion Request

Once you have completed the necessary coursework, submit the Certificate of Completion Request Form: