Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor.
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If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.
Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.
An advisory board (PDF – 23KB) of respected local industry professionals counsels and advises the program.
The HEEM program is a member of:
Twice a year, in the summer and fall, HEEM information sessions are offered by Richland instructors with industry leaders to discuss:
Sessions provide details on careers related to the tourism and hospitality industry, including:
For details or specific dates on information sessions, please contact M.T. Hickman. Students considering entering the program in a fall semester should attend a summer information session; students planning to start in a spring semester should attend a fall information session.
HEEM Mentor Program
The HEEM Connecting Generations Mentor Program pairs students with industry leaders. Students participating in this program join their mentors at industry events, communicate with them to discuss various class projects and spend time shadowing their mentors.
The HEEM Club @ Richland College provides students extracurricular opportunities that include competition, leadership, hands-on experience and networking. Activities include:
Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Silent Auction
Students get hands-on experience by planning the annual HEEM scholarship luncheon and silent auction. The event also provides opportunities for HEEM students to network with industry professionals. The silent auction raises money for HEEM student scholarships and area high school students studying tourism and hospitality are invited to attend this cross-generational experience.
The Joe Cortina TEMM Student Travel and Professional Development Fund offers students access to up to $200 in funds for course-related travel and professional development, including:
The HEEM Club @ Richland College offers renewable scholarships requiring a 3.0 grade point average maintained in HEEM classes for:
Industry organizations also offer scholarships to HEEM students:
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See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.
Our Hospitality, Exhibitions and Event Management faculty members have not only advanced degrees but also real-world experience, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you will face in this career field. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and in your career.
See profiles of some of our Hospitality, Exhibitions and Event Management faculty.
HEEM courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.
Several four-year institutions of higher education in Texas offer related bachelor’s degrees. Each institution will review your transcript on an individual basis to determine which courses will transfer. Related bachelor’s degrees are offered at:
See links to more information about HEEM industry certifications, organizations and informational sites.
If you have questions about the Hospitality, Exhibitions and Event Management program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.