• Business Management: Hospitality

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Hospitality and Tourism encompasses the largest industry in the world and is the world’s largest employer. Graduates in this degree program are prepared to assume careers in this dynamic, ever-growing industry. Students will receive a solid foundation in essential business skills such as communication, accounting, business operations, law, marketing, sales, ethics and leadership. The curriculum includes instruction in hospitality management that encompasses the essentials of guest service, safety & sanitation, cost controls and more. In addition to formal instruction, cooperative education internships are an integral part of the program and allow for on-the-job experiences related to the student’s career objectives.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, the student should be able to:

    • Demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment
    • Identify the various components of hospitality and tourism industry
    • Apply adaptive managerial, supervisory and leadership practices in a variety of situations
    • Identify key components of guest service critical to successful industry operations
    • Explain and apply legal concepts relevant to career segment operations
    • Demonstrate working knowledge of key operational metrics and financial statements
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business 4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
    HT108 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 4

    Quantitative Reasoning I or
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II  (or higher)

    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA205 Business Communications 4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    HT141 Customer Service Management 3
    HT234 Sanitation and Safety 2
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA213 Managerial Accounting 4
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
    HT105 Catering, Restaurant and Food Management: Concept to Customers 3
    HT206 Hotel and Resort Operations Management 3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the workplace 3
    Forth Quarter (Summer)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    WE280HT_ Cooperative Education Internship 2
    Fifth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
    BA231 Information Technology/ Business 4
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics 4
    HT112 Essential Etiquette and Attire for Business 2
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
    Sixth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
    BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS286 Career Management 3
    HT140 Travel and Tourism Geography Focus or
    HT246 Travel Transportation: Air, Rail, Auto and Cruise
    Seventh Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA224 Human Resources Management 3
    BA250 Small Business Management 4

    Beverage Management: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages or
    HT233 Special Events and Attractions Management

    HT249 Hospitality Issues and Trends 3
    HT270 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3
    Total Credits 99-101

    See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.