Associate of Arts - Tourism

Understanding how societies, organizations and other forces shape our World

The Associate of Arts – Tourism prepares candidates to enter a career in this fast-paced and thriving industry. Many economies and businesses now rely on their ability to attract visitors, and small island providers like Dominica need to keep reinventing themselves in order to stay ahead of the curve in this evolving, uncertain and competitive environment. Fuel your passion for tourism and learn about one of the most exciting and important industries in the world!

Tourism Learning Outcomes. You will:
  • Interpret the fundamental principles of essential hospitality and tourism.
  • Apply business concepts to the tourism context.
  • Understand the economic impact hospitality and tourism brings to a region.
  • Learn about best practices for planning, developing, and managing sustainable nature-based tourism.
  • Engage respectfully with individuals and groups that may have diverse perspectives and priorities regarding tourism development.
Career Opportunities
01. Destination Management
02. Digital Content Management
03. Meeting & Conventions Planning
04. Resort Management & Planning
05. Tour Operations
06. Event Management
Course Overview
General Requirements Major courses Adjunct Courses Elective
Caribbean Studies

Communication Studies

Integrated Math

Tourism Unit 1

Tourism Unit 2

Management Unit 1 or Unit 2

Entrepreneurship Unit 2

Environmental Science Unit 1

Entrepreneurship Unit 2

Choose one unit from any other CAPE syllabus
30 credits 40 credits 20 credits 10 credits
About Transfers

Lead Institute has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. We articulation agreements with a variety of institutions and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Your Lead Institute Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. We remain committed and ready to support you on that journey to continuing your studies.


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