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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


About Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts at SPC

Department of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts (THCA) prepares students for careers in the visitor and hospitality industries that are vital to the San Antonio and south Texas economy. The industry has grown handsomely in the recent past and is currently the city's second largest industry. Approximately 8 million people visit San Antonio per year, and the tourism industry has an estimated $4 billion impact on the city's economy.

The Mission of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts is to provide program majors with the competencies needed to be successfully employed in the tourism, hospitality, and culinary arts industries and to provide the college and greater community with continuing professional and technical skills and life-long learning opportunities. 

Programs Offered

Program Name
Baking and Pastry Arts, A.A.S. Hotel Management, A.A.S.
Culinary Arts, A.A.S. Restaurant Management, A.A.S.
Hospitality Management, A.A.S  

Certificates Offered

Baking Principles   Artisan Breads & Specialty Desserts
Cake Decorating     Chocolates and Plated Desserts
Culinary Studies Hospitality Management Fundamentals 
Catering Management  Hotel Limited Service Property Management
 Restaurant Supervision Principles of Hotels Food and Beverage Management
  Hotel Rooms Divisions

Courses Offered

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  **Note** If you are new to online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the St. Philip’s College Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001. The course will familiarize you with Canvas and provide helpful tips on being a successful online learner. Register for the free OLRN course the same way as any other course. See or call 210-486-2239 for more information. 

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William Thornton, FMP, CCE,CEC 

MLK Campus
Campus Center (CC) 202A


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