Management Development - Hospitality (MGT.HSP.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

Human Services

Orchard Ridge Campus

This program, leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree, is designed to develop skills and knowledge essential for employment in the Hospitality Industry to include food and beverage operations, guest services, sales and event planning.  The program provides courses in sanitation certification, wine and spirits, front office operations, event planning, financial analysis and leadership management.

The student will acquire practical experience in their coursework by performing hands on skills at multiple levels in our on campus restaurants, and special events.  Students will experience special event planning first hand as student manager planning special events for the public.  Student will visit hospitality venues and complete an internship within a hospitality operation best related to their career path of choice.  The Hospitality graduates career can lead to management positions in their hospitality field of choice with acquired industry experience and attaining higher education and/or certification that may be required.

Requirements for acceptance to the program

  • Attend Culinary Program Orientation.  Information is posted on culinary website at
  • Attain ServeSafe Manager Certification within the last 2 years or complete CUL 1010 Food Standards, Sanitation and Hygiene with a "C" or higher.

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Major Requirements
CUL 1011Culinary Skills2
CUL 1111Cookery Techniques4
CUL 1180Hospitality Careers1
CUL 1400Front House Operations I4
CUL 2020Food Service Cost Management3
CUL 2030Food Purchasing and Storage2
CUL 2320Wine and Spirits3
CUL 2410Front House Operations II2
CUL 2480Event and Catering Management3
CUL 2630Hospitality Internship2
Required Supportive Courses
ACC 1500Accounting for the Small Business Owner3
BUS 1100Introduction to Business4
BUS 1310Supervision3
BUS 2030Business Law I3
BUS 2640Marketing Fundamentals3
BUS 2800Human Resource Management3
CIS 1050Personal Computer Productivity Tools (or higher)4
COM 12902Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 13501, 2Business Communications 3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses55
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Social Science (3-credits)3
Written Communication (3-credits)
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Total Credit Hours64

Prospective transfer students should take ENG 1510.


Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.  Prospective transfer students should consult with their transfer institution to verify selected course transferability.

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