Careers

Is Hospitality and Tourism Management in your Future?

There are currently over 1.1 million hospitality and tourism jobs in California with many of them within Ventura County Coast. The Ventura County Lodging Association, along with its partners, encourage students or those looking for a career change to explore all that the hospitality industry has to offer. 

Find Your Path

We have all heard the saying “if you choose a career you love, you will never work a day in your life,” I can verify that statement through my personal journey. My passion led me to pursue a career path in destination marketing and management and now I have the privilege of leading the efforts for the Ventura County Lodging Association/Ventura County Coast. In the same manner, I discovered my path, our regional colleges, programs and industry leadership are all working together to help provide opportunities for you to find yours as well. All you have to do is seize the opportunity.    

Brian Tucker, Executive Director  
Ventura County Lodging Association/ Ventura County Coast

It is fantastic to have Tourism Improvement District partners like the Ventura County Lodging Association that support hospitality education programs at the university and community college level.  Their interest in engaging our faculty and students in developing experiential learning opportunities that enhance student’s skills as well as inspiring their passion for the dynamic industry has really been an asset to our program. Thank you for being a great partner!–Stefan Cosentino, California Lutheran University, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Director/Asst. Professor

Seize the Opportunity

In Ventura County Coast, there are opportunities to launch a career in the hospitality and tourism industry. We have programs that provide students the academic and technical skills necessary to pursue a high skill, high demand career in this growing industry.

To learn more about the industry check out our local education programs:

Live and learn hospitality in the heart of California’s tourism industry. Earn a management degree through an integrated experiential learning program, supplemented with business management courses, secured skills and experiences central to a successful career advancement in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry.

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At our culinary school, you’ll take hands-on culinary lab classes in our fully-equipped kitchen and refined restaurant. We have several associate degree and certificate options. An added benefit, unlike for-profit culinary schools in Los Angeles or Pasadena, is that many of your credits will be transferable to some four-year universities.

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A study of hospitality management offers practical and theoretical knowledge of management of hotel staff, upkeep and sanitary standards of hotel facilities, customer service, marketing, sales, accounting, purchasing, production and operations. 

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Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

Regions

Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.

Camarillo

Camarillo

An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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Oxnard

Oxnard

Rally your tribe and head for the Central Coast. California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best kept secrets.

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Ventura

Ventura

A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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