Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Welcome to Napa Valley College's Hospitality & Tourism Management Program

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator
Brad Engeldinger

Division Secretary
Stacy Hitchcock

Hospitality Degree and Certificates
Click the link above to read about program options,
or see the page/menu links to the left of the page
for more program information.

Certificate of Achievement Forms are to be filled out
with the
program coordinator, who will return the
completed form to the Office of Instruction. 
Please see left menu for pdf files for printing. 
A.S. Degrees are requested through Admissions and Records.


What is unique about NVC's Hospitality & Tourism Management Program?

The curriculum taught in NVC's program directly reflects the needs of the hospitality industry as indicated by our Advisory Board.  The board is made up of key Napa Valley hospitality leaders and employers, who share an active role in shaping and maintaining the relevance of our hospitality training. Our location, centered in the heart of Napa Valley, gives students access to a diverse and superlative panel of skilled instructors.

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What topics are currently covered in NVC's courses?
We are currently offering the following core courses for the
13-14 & 14/15 Academic Years
(Information current as of 6/5/14, subject to change):

HOSP 120 Introduction to Hospitality Management  (3 units)
SUMMER 2014 - MW 5:00 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.
6/16/14-8/7/14 8 week class
FALL 2014 - Mondays 5:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
SPRING 2015 - Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

HOSP 122 Principles of Hotel Administration (3 units)
FALL 2014 - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
SPRING 2015 - Online

HOSP 123  Hospitality & Tourism Management Sales (3 units)
FALL 2014 - Online

HOSP 125 Food, Beverage and Restaurant Management (3 units)
SPRING 2015 - Thursdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

These courses provide a solid base of world-class customer service training, supervisory skills and industry-specific topics.  The classes are tailored to meet the needs of enrolled students while teaching the latest trends in the hospitality industry.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
SLO 1:  Demonstrate the ability to prepare a business plan
related to the hospitality and tourism industry
SLO 2:  Identify the area of liability associated with the
hospitaility and tourism industry.
SLO 3:  Identify career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism management industry and the required skills, knowledge and abilities of a successful employee in the industry. 

Mission Statement:
The Napa Valley College Hospitality & Tourism Management Program offers a stimulating, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for students with diverse goals, abilities, and needs who are interested in obtaining a career and technical certificate, transferring to a four-year college, or continuing education as a lifelong learner.  Our program encourages students to expand their potential by developing knowledge, skills, and abilities to ultimately make lasting contributions in the hospitality industry.

 Core Values
We are committed to developing competency in the
following areas:
1.       Encouraging students to become active
participants in their education
2.       Developing skills for continued success in an
ever-changing world
3.       Maintaining an inclusive learning environment
4.       Establish and nurture meaningful connections to our community, through hospitable contributions

What is the current need for trained Hospitality employees?

The hospitality industry in Napa Valley is growing along with its visitors and local services.  Globally, the hospitality industry is by far the world's largest employer and is expected to grow to $725B in revenue for 2011.  The skills we teach in this program are life and business skills you can take anywhere you like.  If you are just entering the jobforce or changing careers, you will have a significant head start in NVC's Hospitality Program.

Can I sponsor my own employees through the program?

We strongly encourage local hospitality business to send their employees through the program for additional training and/or updating.  The training your employees will receive is the best value-oriented training you will find.  Scholarships and other funding are also available through our financial aid office.

Is there a focus on Wine Industry Hospitality?

Yes, of course.  Being located in the heart of a world renowned wine region, our hospitality program offers access to some of the finest winery principals and hospitality experts.  Our program closely collaborates with the college's well established Viticulture and Winery Technology Programs to bring a strong emphasis on Napa Valley wines.

Are there externships available?

Our industry partners have all expressed their committment to this training program and all of them have work experiences in the many diverse areas of hospitality.  Enrolling in this program is the best way to secure opportunities to work in any area that interests you. 

What degrees are possible?

Under current review and approval are a Hospitality & Tourism Certificate Program (2 semesters) and an Associate of Science Degree (4 semesters).

Is there a fee for the program?

The only requirement to enroll in these classes is that you be a registered student of Napa Valley College.  Your education at NVC is probably one of the best values you will find.  Click here to register at Napa Valley College.  NOTE: Please pay special attention when registering and be sure to include either A, B or D in addition to the BUSI 90 course designation or you may not complete enrollment successfully!

Who do I contact if I am interested in speaking to, or teaching a class?

We are always interested in finding people who are passionate about their jobs and hospitality in general.  We have great students who want to learn more about real-world experiences and the wisdom that comes from those experiences. 

Scholarships Available:

Education Scholarships



Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7105, Room 1544B). The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).