Friday, May 14, 2010

"As a professional member of TIES, I have successfully taken one of the TIES/George Washington University courses, specifically the one on Environmental Management. I have very successfully used that background to work with a local tourist attraction to make significant improvements in their operations. The list of things we accomplished is long and meaningful." - Dobbin Callahan, President of Skye Con

Program Details

The Certificate: We offer a professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management, which is awarded jointly by TIES and the George Washington University (GWU). This program has been developed through a partnership with the GWU's International Institute of Tourism Studies, which has provided professional tourism education for nearly ten years.

Courses Currently Offered: Click on the course title to review course description.

• Sustainable Tourism Assessment and Development
• Sustainable Tourism Destination Marketing
• Electronic Marketing and Internet Applications
• Ecotourism Management
• Ecolodge Development
• Environmental Management for Destinations
• Tourist Guide Techniques
• Coastal and Marine Ecotourism
• Cultural Heritage Tourism
• Community-Based Tourism

Taking the Courses Online: These courses, designed as a self-managed process, can be taken online, on your own schedule, in the comfort of your home or office. Whether you enroll in one course or complete the entire certificate program, each course offers you an excellent opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed to improve your professional standing. Each of the units in a course contains a course workbook which can be downloaded, and other online resources. Some units contain multi-media pieces for you to listen to. After completing all of the units, you will be asked to complete a short quiz. Once you successfully complete the quiz, you have passed the course. Online students usually finish a course (the equivalent of 12 hours in the classroom) in about a month.

Certificate Requirements: In order to receive a certificate, you have to complete three core courses and three electives. The core courses are:

1. Sustainable Tourism Assessment and Development
2. Environmental Management for Destinations
3. Sustainable Tourism Destination Marketing

As the same course,in the kolej polytech mara student will studies about all things exspecially goverment product.