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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tourism Development and Planning Certificate

The Certificate in Tourism Development and Planning provides professional training in the theory and practice of economic development based on tourism attractions and services. While designed to meet the needs of those engaged in economic development and planning, it is open to all students, including those enrolled in the Tourism and Hospitality degree. Courses examine tourism from community and regional perspectives and prepare students to work for and with town offices, state agencies, other government and non-government entities, and businesses to develop, plan, and market tourism destinations and attractions. Case studies and projects allow students to learn from and apply their knowledge to realworld situations in Maine and beyond.

Program Requirements

Completion of 12 credits as described below with a grade of C- or better in each course. As part of at least one of their courses in the certificate, students must complete a project that involves original research, service learning, and/or professional experience directly related to the certificate. The certificate coordinator will assist the student with selection of a project that meets the student’s personal goals and interests.

All students must complete the following course:


Students then select three of the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level or higher, and one of which must include a research, service, or professional project