The mission of the Hospitality and Restaurant Management Program is to provide both academic preparation and practical experiences that students need to enter and succeed in a hospitality management career. In addition, the program prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities that offer a bachelor degree in a hospitality-related program.
The hospitality industry currently represents the second largest employer in the United States, and the industry is the major part of a rapidly-growing services sector of the economy. To meet the need for college-educated professionals in the hospitality field, the Associate Degree program in Hospitality and Restaurant Management focuses on a business education and theories of hospitality management that provide graduates with an understanding of the key areas of the industry.
As a key element of the program, students are required to complete a supervised 120 hour internship at a hotel, restaurant, or other approved hospitality organization.
Many exciting career opportunities exist within the hospitality industry. The following examples serve to show the variety of exciting positions that may be pursued depending on experience and interest: front office manager; sales or marketing manager; executive housekeeper; food and beverage manager; banquet manager; restaurant manager; events manager; human resources manager; or hotel manager.
Internship Considerations: Please refer to Technical Standards/ Internship Considerations section of the College Catalog for details regarding this program.
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|ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE|
in HOSPITALITY AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
|BCPT101N||Computer Technology and Applications||2||2||3|
|HOS101N||Introduction to Hospitality||3||0||3|
|FYE101N||First Year Experience||1||0||1|
|BUS104N||Principles of Marketing||3||0||3|
|BUS110N||Principles of Management||3||0||3|
|HOS110N||Front Office Operations/Revenue||3||0||3|
|General Education Core Requirement: Science||3||2/3||4|
|General Education Core Requirement: Behavioral Social Sciene||3||0||3|
|HOS201N||Hospitality Sales and Marketing||3||0||3|
|HOS210N||Principles of Food and Beverage Management||3||0||3|
|MATH103N||Topics in Applied College Mathematics||3||0||3|
|General Education Core Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness||3||0||3|
|ECON201N||Microeconomics - OR -|
|General Education Core Requirement: History/Political Science||3||0||3|
|HOS211N||Bar and Beverage Management||3||0||3|
|HOS290N||Hospitality and Restaurant Management Internship||1||8||3|
|General Education Elective||3||0||3|
|Total 64 credits|
Upon the completion of the degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management, graduates will be able to:
- Describe a hospitality business philosophy.
- Utilize computer technology appropriate to the industry.
- Describe the building of a brand positioning statement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the sales and marketing skills appropriate for the hospitality industry.
- Demonstrate appropriate personal skills for the hospitality industry. including professional business etiquette and ethics.
- Apply basic principles of supervisory managemen.t
- Implement basic operations of a hospitality enterprise.
- Appreciate and understand the value of diversity.
- Communicate effectively in a diverse society using visual and written modes within the hospitality industry.
- Critically reflect on the impact that historical and contemporary culture has on society in general and specifically in the hospitality industry.
- Apply critical-thinking skills to arrive at reasoned decisions in solving everyday hospitality industry issues.
- Demonstrate effective research and reporting skills.