Hospitality and Travel
 

A World of Opportunities.

Do you want to join the fast-paced travel and hospitality industry? There are a variety of career paths, from lodging operations, to special events planning, to travel services. To succeed in this industry, it takes someone with an ability to be a problem solver, be people-oriented and be an effective communicator.   

With Bradford's Hospitality and Travel programs, you can learn the professional skills you’ll need to succeed. Bradford School offers both a 10-month diploma and a 16-month associate in specialized business degree program. Our accelerated programs are designed to get you the training you need so you can finish quickly and start your career.

Our industry-tested faculty members have worked in the travel and hospitality industry. They bring a wealth of insider knowledge that can be invaluable to your career.

Click the buttons below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

 

      

Click the tabs below to learn more about our 10-month diploma and 16-month ASB degree in hospitality and travel management.

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Leisure and hospitality contributed to 13.1 million jobs in 2006 and is projected to hold 15 million jobs in 2016.

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

With our Hospitality and Travel program, you can learn key skills in event planning, guest relations, resort management, worldwide destinations, and computerized reservation systems.  

Our smaller class sizes make it easy for you to get one-on-one, personalized attention.

During the program, students spend time in an externship where they practice what they’ve learned and make valuable industry contacts. 

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With our Hospitality and Travel programs, you can learn about:

  • Worldwide tourism
  • Domestic and global destinations
  • Hospitality and tourism marketing
  • Functions of computerized reservation systems
  • Guest relations
  • Meeting and event planning
  • Front and back office operations
 

CAREERS

Travel is among the top 10 industries in 49 states and D.C. in terms of employment. The sector now accounts for about 10.5% of the U.S. workforce, which is a record since the government started tracking the jobs in 1939. 3

As a Bradford School graduate, our career placement department will help you start your career by finding the right job!  As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, we go a step above by preparing you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and interviewing techniques so you have what you need to succeed.

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Our graduates work for: 

  • Hotels and resort management
  • Corporate travel departments
  • Event planning businesses
  • Travel agencies
  • Cruise lines
  • Car rental agencies
 

CURRICULUM

With an education from Bradford School, you will be exposed to a wide knowledge base and have plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame. 

Our curriculum was designed so you spend the majority of your time in classes directly related to your career. This ensures you get the training you need in as short a time as possible.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form. 

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Marketing*
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Front and Back Office Operations
  • Guest Relations Management
  • Computerized Reservations
  • Hospitality and Travel Externship
  • Word Processing--Core
  • Supervision*
  • Essentials of Management*
  • Event Planning
  • Introduction to Travel
  • Domestic Destinations
  • Travel Agency Operations and Meeting Management
  • Worldwide Destinations
  • Worldwide Tourism 

*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Only 

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,520
Residence Deposit $100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,731
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,520
Residence Deposit $100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,219
*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.bradfordpittsburgh.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. 

Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Bradford School may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. 

Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. 

There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. 

Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

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As a Bradford Hospitality and Travel student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!