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Travel is one of the world’s biggest, most lucrative industries.

Whether you want to be a hotel or resort manager, an event planner, or something else under this larger umbrella, you have the opportunity to directly impact someone’s travel experience from start to finish. PTC’s Hospitality & Marketing program will provide you with many skills, but to keep it simple, you will leave as a specialist in the art of creating, managing and providing the perfect vacation to future travelers.

Sounds great, right? But what are some specific skills that you can expect to leave with?

Effective Communication

Effective communication is vital to the hospitality and tourism industry. Hospitality professionals are regularly asked to communicate with clients, employees, and outside vendors.


The value of planning, problem-solving and making sure that all your i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed cannot be overstated when it comes to this industry.


Sure, you won’t automatically be the owner of your own business after graduating from Pickens – but you will learn the foundational lessons that could help elevate you to that level. From increasing profits to enhancing customer satisfaction, you’ll learn how to climb the corporate ladder and make a real impact on your company or organization.

Hotels, resorts, tourist attractions, convention centers… the list of career opportunities, and dynamic workplaces go on and on. Not to mention, professionals in the hospitality industry may also go on to use their know-how to create and manage their own small businesses.

The Hospitality & Marketing program and certificate prepare students for not only a good job, but the ability to build a good rapport with both future coworkers and colleagues, as well as customers and clients.

Ready to get started? Contact us today.