ASU Sustainable Tourism Certificate Program

Build your long-term sustainable tourism development plan

Begins Spring 2023
March 13 – May 2, 2023

Offered through the School of Community Resources & Development in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix, the program will offer a sustainable tourism curriculum with an emphasis on American Indian Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian cultural tourism efforts.

Requirements

The Sustainable Tourism Certificate Program (STC) will provide sustainable tourism curriculum with a specific emphasis on American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian cultural tourism efforts offered both as a professional development option and a university credit option. Students seeking credit must apply to ASU as a non-degree seeking student, which requires a fee and may require submission of high school transcripts.  The course will be offered as pass/fail for both professional development and credit students.

Course Schedule

The STC Program will consist of seven modules offered over a seven-week period, one per week, with a final project for participants seeking ASU credit and others who would like to do the project. The courses are designed to be progressive.  Proposed Modules, subject to change based on the Parties input and/or participant feedback and learnings, are as follows:

    • Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Tourism
    • Module 2: Tourism and Biodiversity
    • Module 3: Inclusive and Responsible Tourism
    • Modules 4 and 5: Sustainable Destination Planning, Development and Management (linked modules)
    • Module 6: Marketing and Social Media
    • Module 7: Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plans
    • Final Project

Course materials will be reviewed annually, and updates will occur where appropriate.

Participants enrolled in the program for credit will have an extra requirement of a final project that will contribute to meeting the workload and assessment requirement to receive ASU credit. Other students may elect to do the project as an optional part of the program.

Each module will require five to six hours of effort each week, two of which will be general content oriented in-class, will include a case study or other Tribal specific content offered in a variety of formats, and will include self-guided reading and assignments

Participants enrolled in the program for credit will have an extra requirement of a final project that will contribute to meeting the workload and assessment requirement to receive ASU credit. Other students may elect to do the project as an optional part of the program.

Professional development participants have the option of receiving a digital badge for each, and a professional development certificate for successful completion of all

 

More Information

For more information, contact Bianca Mitchell at info@aianta.org or 505.433.2120