The newest degree program at Grays Harbor College prepares students for jobs on Coastal Washington and the Olympic Peninsula.
In the Fall Quarter, Grays Harbor College will launch a new Associate of Applied Science degree, focused on Hospitality and Ecotourism.
The college says that the goal of this program will be to prepare students for a variety of jobs along Washington’s coast and tourist attractions, especially the region’s beautiful natural resources, hotel/motel management, and promotion of seasonal festivals and adventuring.
The two-year program can be accessed entirely online and some partially in-person, depending on COVID-19.
To earn the associate degree, students will complete 91-95 credits of college coursework, depending on their culminating internship experience.
According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs such as Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners and Lodging Managers should produce wages of over $26 an hour or $50,000 annually.
Convention planning and event management jobs are also anticipated to grow by 7% through 2028 according to the US BLS.
To learn more about the online Hospitality & Ecotourism program, please visit www.ghc.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/professional/hospitality-and-ecotourism.
Interested students can attend a free online information session Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 3:00pm-4:00pm.
To RSVP or connect by Zoom, please see
Hospitality &; Ecotourism Information Session
8/5/2020 – 3pm-4pm