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Mark J. Zetts, MBA
AAS- Hospitality Management Program Director

Students may earn an associate degree and/or a bachelor's degree with a major in hospitality management. The hospitality management programs provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful and competent in this fast-growing field, not only in the United States but throughout the world.

The Associate of Applied Science degree articulates with the bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science program exposes students to advanced management concepts in lodging, food and beverage, or event management.

The Hotel and Lodging track provides coursework to prepare graduates to manage all aspects of providing accommodations and lodging services for guests.  

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the hospitality management program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate customer and guest service practices, skills and behaviors required during customer involvement that contribute to customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental principles of leadership and the ability to work with a group of people to formulate rational solutions to hospitality operational problems.
  • Demonstrate quality food preparation and presentation skills, using appropriate health, safety, sanitation and environmental protection procedures in hospitality.
  • Demonstrate the use and knowledge of current technologies in the hospitality industry. Explain key factors in the design, development and maintenance of the industry facilities and apply relevant technologies in ways that enhance organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to market hospitality goods and services effectively and responsibly.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, and socio-political considerations affecting organizations to make management decisions.
  • Demonstrate use of accepted accounting practice and sound financial management.

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General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Natural Sciences or Social Science3
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Other Requirements
CSIS 1514Business Computer Systems3
MGT 2604Legal Environment of Business 13
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management (Permit required, see advisor. Student must sign up for permit prior to registration.)3
or FNUT 2610 Organization and Management
Major Requirements
Must have C or better; courses cannot be taken Credit/No Credit
HMGT 1500Introduction to Hospitality Industry3
FNUT 1512Food Safety and Sanitation1
FNUT 1543Personal Nutrition (or FNUT 1551 (counts as SPA elective))1
or FNUT 1551 Normal Nutrition
HMEC 1550Human Ecology Professions1
FNUT 1553
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory
HMGT 2603Hospitality Managerial Accounting 14
HMGT 2691Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience (Permit required, see advisor. Student must sign up for permit prior to registration.)3
HMGT 3719Facilities Management4
HMGT 3745Hospitality Marketing and Sales4
Hotel and Lodging Management
HMGT 2622Hotel Management3
HMGT 3734Front Office Operation3
Total Semester Hours61

Some courses offered only once a year; see your advisor for proper prerequisites and sequence of courses. This curriculum articulates perfectly with the Bachelor of Science program in Applied Science in hospitality management. See your advisor regarding prerequisites for ACCT, MGT, and MKTG courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
HMGT 1500 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
HMEC 1550 Human Ecology Professions 1
FNUT 1553 Food Science and Management Principles 3
FNUT 1553L Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory 1
FNUT 1512 Food Safety and Sanitation 1
CSIS 1514 Business Computer Systems 3
First Year Experience Elective 3
 Semester Hours18
FNUT 2610
Organization and Management
or Fundamentals of Management
FNUT 1543
Personal Nutrition
or Normal Nutrition
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
HMGT 2622 Hotel Management 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Social and Personal Awareness or Natural Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
HMGT 2603 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 1 4
HMGT 3734 Front Office Operation 3
HMGT 3719 Facilities Management 4
HMGT 3745 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 4
 Semester Hours15
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
MGT 2604 Legal Environment of Business 1 3
HMGT 2691 Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience 3
Artistic & Literary Perspective Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours64