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					    Career and Technical Education
    at Maui Community College

HOSPITALITY            ALOHA—kindness, cordiality, and generosity in welcoming guests or strangers                                  TOURISM—the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business

   Do you like getting up in the morning and do you welcome                          Considering a Career in Hosptality & Tourism? The HOST               Transfer Credit                                                                                        Work with the Best
   the day with an Aloha smile? Are you a people person? If                            Program curriculum is designed to prepare you for this             Several courses in the MCC Hospitality & Tourism Program trans-                                        on Maui
   you are strongly inclined to answer yes to both of these                            career. You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS)         fer to other University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges, includ-                                         As a student in the HOST
   questions, then a career in the hospitality and tourism                             degree in Hospitality & Tourism in two years, and be ready         ing Hawai‘i Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College,                                           Program, you are required
   industry may be the career for you.                                                 to start working and applying your new skills to a profession      and Kaua‘i Community College, as well as with the UH Manoa                                             to work in the industry
   Are you already working in the hospitality and tourism                              in the industry.                                                   School of Travel Industry Management.                                                                  prior to graduation.
   industry here on Maui, but would like to polish your current                                                                                                                                                                                                  Examples of employers,
                                                                                     Already Working? You can earn an AAS degree or a                     Degree and Certificates                                                                                past and present, include the
   skills, or prepare yourself for advancement?
                                                                                       Certificate of Competence, Completion, or Achievement while        Hospitality and tourism industry employers throughout the                                              Four Seasons Resort Maui at
   Or, do you want to own or manage a business in the hospi-                           working in your current position.                                  state of Hawai‘i—particularly on Maui—are encouraging their                                            Wailea, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
   tality and tourism industry and want to learn more about                                                                                               employees to take courses at MCC that will lead to an Associate                                        & Spa, Maui Prince Hotel Makena Resort, The
   the etiquette of what to do in this trade?                                        Want to be a Business Owner or Operator? If you want                 in Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Competence, Comple-                                      Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa,
Enrolling in the MCC Hospitality & Tourism (HOST) Program will                         to own or manage your own business in the hospitality and          tion, or Achievement in Hospitality & Tourism. In addition, many                                       and Westin Maui Resort & Spa.
enable you to meet all of your objectives, and more.                                   tourism industry, the HOST Program provides a selection of         employers are also emphasizing the importance of the degree
                                                                                       courses that encompass all aspects of hospitality and              and certificates when interviewing job applicants.
                                                                                       tourism, as well as the business-related skills required to                                                                                                               MCC graduates complete courses that require—
                                                                                       own or manage a business in the industry.                          Benefits Abound—Completion of the HOST Program course-                                                  ■   Written Communication
                                                                                                                                                          work not only results in the award of a certificate, but also                                           ■   Quantitative Reasoning
                                                                                     Searching for a Career? At MCC, you can earn a degree                enhances your ability to do your job effectively, and may even                                          ■   Information Retrieval and Technology
“Ho‘okipa (hospitality)—To properly host visitors, whether                             or certificate that can lead you into job opportunities that       result in a promotion or financial reward or both.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ■   Oral Communication
invited or unexpected, [Ho‘okipa] is an important value in                             include—                                                           As a student you will have opportunities to work at hotels and                                          ■   Critical Thinking
Hawaiian culture. Hawaiians of the past took great pride in                                                                                               resorts on Maui, the island that “For the twelfth consecutive
                                                                                       ■   Front Office Agent
hosting, welcoming or entertaining visitors.”                                                                                                             year, . . . was voted ‘Best Island in the World’ in the 18th annual                                    At the conclusion of the Hospitality & Tourism
                                                                                       ■   Reservations Agent
                             “Aloha (welcome)—’Alo’ – to face,                                                                                            CONDE NAST TRAVELER Readers’ Choice Awards Poll.”                                                      Program, graduates are able to—
                                                                                       ■   Concierge
                                 to join, to be one with - and                                                                                            Source: Maui Named “Best Island” for Twelfth Year in a Row. Retrieved May 20, 2006, from http://www.    ■   Communicate host culture knowledge
                                   ‘Ha’ – the breath of life—
                                                                                       ■   Human Resources Coordinator                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ■   Demonstrate key functions required to successfully
                                      together are manifested                          ■   Marketing Coordinator                                                                                                                                                      manage and lead a hospitality organization
                                       and preserved by the                            ■   Supervisor                                                                                                                                                             ■   Describe the interrelationships of hospitality-related
                                        people of Hawai‘i and                          ■   Management Trainee                                                                                                                                                         industries
                                        represents the intangible                      ■   Assistant Manager                                                                                                                                                      ■   Analyze internal and external factors that influence the
                                        spirit of the people of                                                                                                                                                                                                       hospitality industry

                                                                                                                                                       Hospitality � Tourism
                                                                                       ■   Guest Service Manager
                                       this land.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ■   Identify levels of proficiency required for employment in
                                     Source: State of Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2005-
                                    2015. Guiding Principles and Values.                                                                                                                                                                                              the hospitality industry

Want to Know More? For more information about the MCC Hospitality & Tourism Program and the career                                                      Hospitality & Tourism—where our Hawaiian values of ho‘okipa and aloha are shared with all visitors
opportunities that are available in this field, e-mail
    Career and Technical Education                                          MCC— A Place to Explore
    at Maui Community College                                               the Right Career for You

Want Career Success? Getting a job these days isn’t hard.                                                “When I returned to Maui after              At Maui Community College, students can—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HOSPITALITY &
The real challenge is getting a good job—one with great pay
and benefits, one with plenty of opportunities to advance, one
                                                                                                           graduating from a university on
                                                                                                             the mainland, I did not have the        ■   Apply practical theories from classroom work                          TOURISM
with the promise of career success.                                                                          experience or skills to work at a job                                                                             Career & Technical Education
                                                                                                                                                     ■   Gain exposure to facilities on and off campus
That kind of job and that kind of success start with a complete                                              that was fulfilling. After working                                                                                 at Maui Community College
education—one that includes career and technical training. In                                                many irregular jobs, I started to       ■   Develop contacts for employment after graduation
MCC’s Career and Technical Education programs, you’ll learn                                                 attend Information and Computer          ■   Develop human relations skills through interaction
the practical job-related skills that prepare you for a job that                                          Science classes at MCC. My instructors         with co-workers
becomes a lifetime career.                                                                            were very supportive of my efforts and
                                                                            gave me the encouragement I needed. The internships that I am            ■   Connect coursework to employment goals
“After completing my core courses in                                        doing are giving me the work experience and skills that I need to
Accounting at MCC, I transferred                                                                                                                     ■   Expand occupational role models
                                                                            enter the Computer Science field. If you are looking for a more
to UH-West O‘ahu through the                                                fulfilling career, attending MCC is a great place to start because of     ■   Develop job search skills
UH Center at MCC. I earned a                                                its supportive faculty and staff and the high standard of education
Bachelor’s degree in Business                                               that is provided to students.”                                           ■   Identify specialized career assistance programs
Administration and am now                                                   Jennifer Tom, ECET ICS Student                                           ■   Expand career options beyond those which are
working for an accountant on                                                Center for Adaptive Optics Akamai Intern
                                                                                                                                                         traditionally held by females and males
Maui. Because my classes were
taught evenings and weekends over TV                                        At Maui Community College, students can explore—                         ■   Solve the critical need to earn a family wage
                                                                                                                                                         (Source: OSDCTE/University of Hawai‘i–2003)
or online, I could still work full time and care for                        ■   Accounting, Business Careers, Business Technology,
my family. This degree gave my life direction; it opened
                                                                                and Fashion Technology
doors and career opportunities—the same can happen
for you.“                                                                   ■   Maui Culinary Academy, Hospitality and Tourism,                                                       “Why nursing? As a meteorologist
Gabby Gibbins                                                                   and Agriculture & Natural Resources                                                                    student at UH, I would drive my
Carbonaro CPAs & Management Group                                                                                                                                                       roommate to and from his nursing
                                                                            ■   Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology,
                                                                                                                                                                                        clinicals. Curious about what he
                                                                                Construction Technology, Automotive Technology,
                                                                                                                                                                                        did, I witnessed caring for people,
                                                                                and Auto Body Repair and Painting
                                                                                                                                                                                       a love for life while helping others.
Maui Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race,          ■   Allied Health, Human Services, and Administration                                                   I discovered that nursing is not based
sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital       of Justice                                                                                       on your gender. Nursing gives you the
status, arrest and court records, sexual orientation, or status as a
                                                                                                                                                                             chance to change someone’s day, simply by
covered veteran. The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity/         ■   Cooperative Education and Service Learning
Affirmative Action Institution.                                                                                                                                      making them smile.”
                                                                                                                                                          John Campos, Nurse
                                                                                                                                                          Kula Hospital

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