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Hospitality Leadership Certification

Take advantage of the internships, job shadowing and full-time positions available in the service industry right now.

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) offer Hospitality Leadership Certification.

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Required Classes

A hospitality/tourism career begins with these essential classes:

Hospitality Customer Service

  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork

Basic Computer Skills

  • Data entry
  • Microsoft Word™
  • Keyboarding

Regional Ambassador

Learn About COA’s Regional Ambassador Class (YouTube video)

  • Getting to know the Outer Banks and the seven-county region
  • Understanding the tourism industry

Career Readiness

  • Prepare for a service career
  • Interviews, resumes and applications

Leadership Management

  • Management leadership skills

Bonus Class

Reservations Specialist

  • Understanding diversity
  • Professional image
  • Handling guests’ complaints
  • Overview of reservation software
  • Tenancy laws
  • Vacation rental act