Hospitality and Tourism
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
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
$20,000 - $28,000
Graduates will also be prepared to take the National Restaurant
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).
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)
*Social and Behavioral Science (3)
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)
Credit hours: 15
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality Management
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
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
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.