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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214)

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides students with basic hospitality management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the hotel, motel, lodging and tourism industry. The program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in a dynamic, growing industry. The hospitality industry is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida. This 2-year program is offered at North Campus during the day and evening.

Educational coursework includes emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills. Through the internship program hospitality management students gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.

Candidates for jobs must have an understanding of accounting principles, good customer service skills, basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. A typical job title would be assistant manager (of front desk, housekeeping or operations).

Expected Job Growth: Growth is affected by tourism, which grew over 12 percent in 2004 for Florida, significantly impacting hotels and lodging facilities. The number of positions available will exceed the supply of hospitality graduates.

Starting Salary: $20,000 - $28,000

Certification and Licensing:
Graduates will also be prepared to take the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Manager certification exam.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Hospitality Management (CAHM), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654 (410.226.5527).

Application Procedure
Immediately upon enrolling and before selecting first semester courses, prospective students must be advised by the hospitality management professor to ensure proper course sequencing and take the CPT assessment. They will be advised by a College counselor for general academic and financial direction. Applications are accepted at any time. Not all courses are offered every term. There is a specific order in which many courses must be completed. The recommended sequence is available in a student handout.


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
*Mathematics (3)
*Humanities (3)
*Social and Behavioral Science (3)
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)

Credit hours: 15

Professional Courses
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3)
FOS 1201 Sanitation and Safety Management (3)
MAR 1011 Principles of Marketing (3)
FSS 2300 Supervision and Personnel Management (3)
BUL 2131 Business Law I - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
HFT 2941 Hospitality Internship I (3)
SLS 1931 Student Life Skills (1)
OST 1384 Introduction to Customer Service (3)
APA 1001 Applied Accounting (3)
FSS 1250 Dining Room Management (3)
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business (3)
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (3)
FSS 1120 Management of Food and Beverage Purchasing (3)
FSS 1202 Food Production I (3)
FSS 1221 Food Production II (3)
HFT 2942 Hospitality Internship II (3)
FSS 1100 Menu and Marketing Management (3)

Credit hours: 49

Total Credit Hours: 64

*Refer to A.S. Degree General Education Requirements.

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase a knife set, an approved chef's uniform and black nonskid shoes. Students enrolled in dining room courses will be required to purchase dining room uniforms. Textbooks are required for a majority of the courses.

Students must supply their own health insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. Companies who provide internship sites require students to have insurance coverage while on their premises.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) Degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) Degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. Degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. Degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Estimated tuition is $3,900 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $1,000.


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