Tourism, Hospitality and Wine Industries (Accelerated)

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Our accelerated tourism and hospitality programs in California can put you on the right track to a new and exciting career!

Tourism Hospitality and Wine Programs in Santa Rosa, California

Empire College can help you add tourism/hospitality skills and knowledge to augment office skills you already possess. Our accelerated tourism and hospitality classes prepare students for 8 certificates from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, culminating in certification as a Guest Service Professional. If you’re searching for tourism job training in California, Empire has a program for you!

Objective: This condensed program at our wine tourism school in California is designed exclusively for those students already possessing minimal clerical skills as determined by entrance requirements. There is an emphasis on tour planning, convention sales and service, event planning, California wine industry, international and domestic travel planning, guest service and other positions associated with wine tourism in Northern California.

Graduates qualify for positions as reservationists or hotel front desk clerks, planners, concierges, conference service managers, in addition to numerous other positions in the travel and hospitality industry. Empire College focuses on marketable and employable skills.

Prerequisite: (1) Resume outlining three years of office work experience; (2) net keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute on a 5-minute timing.

Program Length: 2½ quarters
Diploma awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

Our tourism and hospitality accelerated program in California includes the following courses:

  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Business Correspondence
  • Introduction to the California Wine Country
  • Convention Management
  • Meeting Planning
  • Tour Planning
  • Guest Services
  • International Travel
  • Sales for the Wine and Tourism Industry
  • Tourism in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Case Study
  • And many more comprehensive courses!

What People Are Saying

Marty Paradise

“I love my job in the wine industry; people come in a good mood and leave in a better one. Thanks to Empire, I was able to begin my new career within eight months.”

Marty Paradise, Tasting Room Manager

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