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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.

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 Hospitality Management Fundamentals Level I Certificate
Catering Management  Hotel Limited Service Property Management
Culinary Studies Restaurant Supervision

Courses Offered

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***Note*** If you are new to online classes, you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359. This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start.  Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See or call (210) 486-2239 for more information.


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Contact Information

William Thornton, FMP, CCE,CEC 

MLK Campus
Campus Center (CC) 202A


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