Running Start for Hospitality & Tourism

Love to entertain guests and visitors? Explore what makes the hospitality and tourism industry great.

This course gives students the basics in navigating the travel and tourism industry. Learn about issues related to business and resource management, as well as tourism’s economic effect on Albuquerque and beyond.

  • Onsite visits to local hotels provide a background in how to properly manage all aspects of travel, lodging, food services, and event planning. Requires travel to multiple hotel sites.
  • Students who successfully complete this course will have an opportunity to apply for a paid internship.
  • Textbooks for this course provided by your high school see step number 9.

Registration Information

HT 1101-102
CRN 82361
Capacity: 24

M/W 3-5:15pm

2/6 to 4/16


CNM Main Campus
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
CNM Main Campus, RPM 201 (map)
Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW



Must have transportation to class, hotel visit and internship location(s)
Career Pathways Covered
Hotel Lobby Attendant Housekeeper Lodging Manager Hotel GM Executive Chef
Entry Level Salary $21,354 $16,110 $31,469 $31,749 $44,926
Average Salary $30,000 $22,801 $43,835 $51,147 $62,189
Education Required Training Training Certification or Degree Certification or Degree Certification or Degree

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Andrew Mathis

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College


Stacy Nash

Course Partner | Heritage Hotels and Resorts



Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.