The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Hospitality Management degree program provides students with hotel management courses and tourism management courses, that teach basic hospitality management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the hotel, motel, lodging and tourism industry. Educational coursework includes an emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills.
The hospitality degree program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida.
Students in this hospitality management degree are required to complete 600 internship hours in the hospitality/tourism field where they gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.
Candidates for jobs in this field must have an understanding of accounting principles, good customer service skills and basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. Typical hospitality managers’ jobs include hotel managers, front desk manager, manager of housekeeping or manager of operations.
This program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654 (410) 226-5527 and graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager certification.