Hospitality Management

100% of this program can be completed online.

Get a five-star education in hospitality management

Book your reservation for an exciting hospitality career with a two-year degree in hospitality management from Monroe Community College.

Our A.A.S. degree in hospitality management provides you with practical, hands-on preparation for careers in the hospitality industry. You'll build the skills you need for immediate employment in food and beverage, travel and tourism, or event planning. Or you can transfer your MCC credits into a hospitality management bachelor's degree program.

Either way, you'll enjoy unique opportunities to gain direct experience in hospitality management, with the chance to:

  • Work in our student-operated restaurant, a fine-dining venue featuring from-scratch menu items and international cuisines
  • Enroll in our Disney World internship program
  • Study abroad in places such as Italy and the Bahamas, or on luxury cruise ships
  • Join clubs that connect you to hospitality industry professionals

To learn how you can launch your hospitality management career at Monroe Community College, contact our admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or

Build Professional Hospitality Management Skills

MCC's hospitality management program is led by seasoned professionals with years of industry experience. You'll take core business courses in accounting, human resources, and customer relations plus courses that let you focus on your specific area of interest, including:   

  • Food and Restaurant Management
  • Hotel management
  • Travel and tourism
  • Event planning

Get Your Hospitality Management Career Off to a Good Start

MCC's hospitality management program has transfer agreements with RIT, Niagara University, Buffalo State, and SUNY Delhi. After earning your hospitality management associate degree, you can transfer directly to any of these schools to complete your bachelor's degree.

Graduates from our hospitality management A.A.S. degree program have an outstanding job placement record in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, travel and tourism, food and beverage, and related sectors. MCC alumni have been hired by prominent firms such as:

  • Disney World
  • Marriott International
  • Holiday Inn
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Hampton Inn
  • Oak Hill Country Club
  • Sodexo
  • Wegmans Food Markets

Contact the Monroe Community College admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or to get more information about the career possibilities of an A.A.S. degree in hospitality management.


A.A.S. Degree - Career Program


School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: HM01

100% of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

This program prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities within the hospitality industry. Such career choices include, but are not limited to, event planning, food service administration, restaurant management, supermarket management, health care and nutrition, hotel operations, and travel and tourism. The curriculum emphasizes a broad base of industry skills such as technical knowledge, communication and customer relations skills, and creative problem solving. Cooperative Education provides work-based experience to expand students' learning opportunities.
Graduates of the Hospitality Management program can begin their careers as manager trainees or supervisors. With experience, they will qualify for such positions as Restaurant Manager, Caterer, Front Office Manager, Convention Sales Representative, Meeting Planner, Tour Operator, and Tourism Consultant. Transfer and 2+2 programs are available in all areas.
(Housed in the Hospitality Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1.Work effectively as a member of a team.
2.Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
3.Demonstrate effective communication skills.
4.Demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with customers.
5.Perform career planning strategies.
6.Execute problem solving skills.
7.Apply technology applications.
8.Discuss current industry trends.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: Career Coach
Occupational Resource:

Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math) or TRS 092 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 2 Mathematics placement. English placement (TRS 200) or higher.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
HSP 101 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
Any SUNY GER Elective* 3
Open Elective** 2
Program Elective*** 3
MCC-HW Elective 2
Total 16
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
HSP 102 Hospitality Service OR HSP 115 Guest Service Hospitality #### 3-4
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics OR MTH 160 Statistics I OR MTH 165 College Algebra OR higher# 3
Program Elective*** 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - WR 3
ENG 105 Introduction to Literature OR ENG 250 Professional Communication### 3
Total 15-16
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
Program Elective*** 3
Program Elective## 3
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I OR ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis4
HSP 201 Hospitality Human Resources Management3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR SPC 142 Public Speaking OR SUNY-H Elective3
Total 16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
HSP 251 Hospitality Marketing3
HSP 260 Cooperative Education – Hospitality Management4
HSP 275 Current Issues and Trends in Hospitality3
Program Elective##3
Any SUNY GER Elective*3
* Choose any SUNY-GER except for performance or studio art courses listed under SUNY-A.
** Choose two courses from the following one-credit courses: CRC 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117 OR any other course with a CRC prefix (other CRC courses may be more than two credits).
*** Choose any course that is not already required with the following prefixes: FSA, HSP, HTL, or TVL prefix. Note: A combination of FSA 109 and FSA 106 will satisfy the first year program electives.
# Selected course must satisfy MCC-QL. For students considering or planning transfer to a four-year institution, check with an advisor before making MTH course selection.
## Choose any 200-level course with an FSA, HSP, or TVL prefix; except HSP 201, 251, 275.
### Or choose any other ENG course.

#### HSP 115 for online students with instructor approval

NOTE: The Hospitality Department offers the following certificate programs (listed alphabetically in the Catalog):
-Culinary Arts
-Food Management
-Hotel Management
-Travel and Tourism
All course requirements in these certificate programs lead into the Hospitality Management AAS Degree program (listed alphabetically).

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