Do you want to see the world – or more of it? Would you enjoy helping others live their travel dreams? A career as a travel agent who helps others book memorable trips can help make it possible. As a perk you may earn free trips, discounts and other perks to help you explore global destinations. Being an independent travel agent also gives you the freedom to set your work hours and location. OCC Career Advantage provides travel agent training – we offer a certificate and an associate degree – that prepares you to work in a variety of settings. If you picture yourself traveling the world and using your experiences to help others create the vacation of a lifetime, read on to learn more about your program options.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Cultural Tourism
  • Cruising & Vacation Packages
  • Computer Reservation Systems – SABRE
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Tour Escorting and Group Travel
  • Destination the Americas

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Did you know?

Opportunities will continue to expand rapidly for interpreters and translators who work in this sector organizing and guiding travel,
tours and events, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education.


Program Details

Complete our certificate program, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in travel, or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

Travel Specialist

Prepare for a position as a travel specialist with a retail or home-based agency, independent contractor, tour operator, cruise line, adventure company, receptive operator or tourism/convention bureau. Learn the essentials you need to sell, operate, supervise and manage within a travel agency or as an independent contractor of travel or a home-based agent. View program detail in course catalog.

Travel Specialist

Complete the Travel Specialist Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. This program will prepare you for a position as a travel specialist with a retail or home-based agency, independent contractor, tour operator, cruise line, adventure company, receptive operator or tourism/convention bureau. Learn the essentials you need to sell, operate, supervise and manage within a travel agency or as an independent contractor of travel or a home-based agent. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
Andrea Lane
Andrea Lane
Counselor, Hospitality
Programs