Hotel Management

Certificate Program

Department: Hospitality

School: Business, Hospitality & Entrepreneurism

CIP Code: 52.0904
MCC Program Code: HM10
NYSED Code (BRI): 28192
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This program is designed for the student who is primarily interested in a travel and tourism concentration without the broad liberal arts background. A graduate of this program will have established a basis for a career in the travel and tourism industry, and will be qualified for at least entry-level positions in tour companies, travel agencies, tourism bureaus, cruise lines, car rental companies, and hotels. Cooperative Education provides work-based experience to expand students' learning opportunities.
(Housed in the Hospitality Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Identify regulations relevant to the operation of hospitality facilities to ensure compliance with the law.
2) Articulate the necessary steps to executing a successfully-planned event.
3) Describe the basic operating requirements of all the areas in a hotel.
4) Identify and discuss sales and marketing principles and procedures.
5) Demonstrate the ability to apply proper food handling techniques.
6) Apply different cooking techniques and predict their outcome.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Placement into ENG 101. TRS 094 or MTH 130 or higher.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
FSA 103 Culinary Arts I5
FSA 106 Food Safety and Sanitation1
HSP 211 Hospitality Law3
HSP 251 Hospitality Marketing3
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
HTL 105 Hotel Operations3
HSP 102 Hospitality Service4
HSP 201 Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HSP 202 Banquet and Event Planning3
CE 260 Cooperative Education: Hospitality* 4
Total 4
* Students can take the Cooperative Education course during a semester or during the summer.

NOTE: Please see the Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree – Hotel, for a degree option to the Certificate program.

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Hotel Management - Gainful Employment Information.

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