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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Discontinued Program FA 2012

Tour Guiding
Career Studies Certificate AN

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the challenges and rewards of a career in the tour guiding and tour management profession. As domestic and international tourism grows in the metropolitan Washington D.C./Northern Virginia region, so does the need for educated, well-trained tour guides and tour managers. The courses in this curriculum will prepare students to take the exam required to become a licensed tour guide in Washington D.C.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
TRV 100 Introduction to the Travel Industry 3
TRV 111 Geography of Tourism I 3
2TRV 125 Travel Sales and Customer Service 3
TRV 138 Regional Tour Guiding I 3
Total   13
2nd Semester
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
TRV 190 Internship or TRV Elective 1
TRV 136 Tour Guiding and Management 3
TRV 139 Regional Tour Guiding II 3
Total   10
Total credits for the Tour Guiding Career Studies Certificate=23

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program

2 Co-requisite/prerequisite for this course is TRV 100.