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Hospitality Administration Career Option/A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Carlton Maaia, 413-236-4606.  

The Hospitality Administration program is a field of study with the purpose of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management and operations positions in the expanding industry that provides food, accommodations, and travel and tourism services. Students majoring in Hospitality Administration may elect a concentration in Culinary Arts Management, Food & Beverage Management, or choose from a blend of professional electives. To draw the links between theory taught in the classroom with practice observed in the field, a cooperative education experience in the hospitality industry is required.

A wide variety of jobs and career opportunities exist within the field. Such opportunities exist in restaurants, lodging establishments, contract food services, hospital and school food service, clubs, fast food franchises, airlines, and travel agencies. This program is not designed to transfer to baccalaureate institutions.

Hospitality Administration Program Expected Outcomes

  • Apply their knowledge regarding the hospitality industry to whatever entry-level career track within the food service or lodging industry;
  • Demonstrate the unique professional requirements for a successful career in the hospitality industry;
  • Apply their understanding of business practice with cost effectiveness and control strategies
  • Demonstrate best practices in the operation of foodservice and hospitality organizations to meet customer expectations.
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques;
  • Make decisions based on integrating knowledge of functional areas for managing foodservice and hospitality organizations.
  • Demonstrate leadership and professional behaviors.
  • Work in teams and recognize the meaning of mutual responsibility, so they are prepared to join the diverse workforce of the hospitality industry;
  • Obtain food protection manager certification (e.g. ServSafe)

Graduation Requirements

Program 40 Credits
BUS 111 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 208 Principles of Marketing 3
CIS 102 Fundamentals Computer Literacy 4
HSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality 3
HSP 105 Hospitality Law 3
HSP 125 Hospitality Management 3
HSP 237 Hospitality Seminar 3
HSP 285 Cooperative Education I 3
Professional Concentration/Electives* 15

 

General Education 21 Credits
COM Communication 3
ECO 211   Principles of Microeconomics  
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
BUS 105  Business Mathematics OR
MAT Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
  General Education Electives (see footnote 2) 6
     
     
Additional As Shown
Core Competencies Portfolio 6 items  
Forum  12 units 
Health/Fitness  30 hours 
Minimum Cumulative Averages:   
 -Overall 2.000 
 -Area of Specialization: All program requirements
  (Professional Concentration/electives*)
2.000 

*The Professional Concentration/Electives, shown below, should be chosen in consultation
with the student's advisor and should be consistent with career goals.

Culinary Arts Management Concentration 15 Credits
CUL 101 Food Preparation I 2
CUL 102 Food Preparation II 2
CUL 103 Kitchen Management 3
CUL 104 Baking I 3
CUL 105 Garde Manager and Pantry 3
HSP 112 Applied Food Service Sanitation 2

 

Food & Beverage Management Concentration 15 Credits
CUL 101 Food Preparation I 2
CUL 102 Food Preparation II 2
HSP 108 Wine Appreciation 1
HSP 109 Beverage Management 2
HSP 112 Applied Food Service Sanitation 2
HSP 115 Food Service Management 3
HSP 118 Dining Room Management 3

Students may also choose 15 credits of professional electives of their choice
and are not restricted to a program concentration. Up to six credits may be
awarded for students fulfilling program requirements of Tech Prep.
 

Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester                                                                     15 Credits

HSP 101      Introduction to Hospitality .........................................3

HSP 105      Hospitality Law..........................................................3

                  Professional Elective* (see footnote 3).........................3

ENG            English Composition/Writing.......................................3
 
BUS 105      Business Mathematics OR

MAT            Mathematics (see footnote 1) .

Second Semester                                                                15 Credits

HSP 125      Hospitality Management.............................................3

                  Professional Electives* (see footnote 3) ......................6

COM            Communication.........................................................3

ENG            English Composition/Writing.......................................3

Third Semester                                                                    16 Credits

HSP 285       Cooperative Education I ...........................................3

                   Professional Elective* (see footnote 3)........................3

BUS 111       Principles of Accounting I..........................................3

BUS 208       Principles of Marketing..............................................3

CIS 102        Fundamental Computer Literacy ...............................4

Fourth Semester                                                                  15 Credits

HSP 237        Hospitality Seminar..................................................3

                    Professional Elective* (see footnote 3) ......................3

ECO 211        Principles of Microeconomics ....................................3

                    General Education Electives (see footnote 2) .............6

Footnotes:

1.  Any MAT course with the "MA" General Education designation.

2.  General Education Electives to be chosen from two of the following: History, Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural or Physical Science; or Environmental Studies.

3.  HSP 117 highly recommended.