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Associate in Science

Business Administration Program – Hospitality

Students in the Business Administration Program – Hospitality Management concentration acquire a wide range of management theory and practical training to prepare them for a career in the hospitality industry: restaurant production and management, hospitality accounting, marketing, law, and lodging.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts (COM103 recommended) 3
GIT110   Computer Applications 3
BUS100   Introduction to Business 3
HRM140 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
Second SemesterCredits
CUL150 Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 4
HRM111   Foodservice Sanitation 1
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
HRM130 Food and Beverage Management 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning* (or)
Natural or Physical Science
3 (or) 4
Third SemesterCredits
    General Education Elective 3
CUL220 Advanced Culinary Arts 4
HRM215 Lodging Operations 3
HRM230   Hospitality Marketing 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
BUS120   Business Law 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning* (or)
Natural or Physical Science**
3 (or) 4
ACC100   Survey of Accounting 3
    Hospitality Management/Culinary Elective 3
CUL210   Dining Room Operations and Service 4
Total Credits 61/63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

*Any student intending to transfer should take a college-level math reflecting the requirement of the transfer college.

**Students planning on transfer should take a 4-credit lab science course.

Hospitality Management/Culinary Electives
Any HRM or CUL courses that are not currently program requirements.

Upon successful completion of the Hospitality Management concentration, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in planning, organizing, leading and controlling that are necessary to coordinate and manage the component parts of the hospitality industry and to effectively communicate with employees, guests, suppliers and other related groups.
  • Perform technical skills necessary for operating a successful hospitality business.
  • Perform administrative skills in basic bookkeeping procedures, business cost controls, and planning and coordinating hotel restaurant operations.
  • Recognize and apply interpersonal skills needed in hospitality management, including team building, group decision making and providing quality guest services.

Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained competent workers in the hospitality field. Students completing the Business Administration Program - Hospitality Management concentration are prepared for a career in the hospitality field in a supervisory or middle-managment position.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

See also: What can I do with this major?

Full Time Faculty

Paul McCormick, Hospitality, Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Otto