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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214)

Hospitality managers focus on the business rather than the culinary side of the industry. Employers want applicants who understand accounting principles, have good customer service skills, and a basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. A typical job title would be assistant manager of front desk, housekeeping or operations.

The program’s two-year Hospitality program emphasizes both operations and customer service. Coursework includes hospitality management principles, marketing, accounting, purchasing, food production, communication and human relations leadership development.

Imagine the advantage. The hospitality industry is the second largest and fastest-growing industry in Florida. Our curriculum is designed in affiliation with the area’s high-end resorts and hotels to meet their supervisory/management qualifications. This program is offered at North Campus during the day and evening.

You will have 600 internship hours with a top national chain, generally be paid to learn and graduate career-ready.

Career Opportunities
Florida experienced a 12% increase in tourism during 2004 alone. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the industry will grow up to 20% a year until 2012. Employers express a preference for education over experience. Nationally, the demand for graduate hospitality managers already surpasses the number of viable candidates.

Certification and Articulation
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). Graduates are eligible for certification through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager certification exam. This A.S. degree articulates into a 4-year program at Florida International University. See more information on articulation.

Rapid Placement
The industry wants professionals who have the formal training needed to build the business from the front of the house. High-end hotels and resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton and Amelia Island Plantation, the Hyatt and Omni hotels, and the Ponte Vedra Inn regularly seek out and employ our graduates.

Annual Salaries
The starting salary in this field is $25,000 to $30,000. General managers at good hotels can earn $60,000 to $100,000 annually.

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.

Estimated tuition is $4,050 (for Florida residents, as of 7/05). Contact the program manager for additional costs (books, materials, fees).


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
ENC 1102 Writing About Non-Fiction 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
BUL 2131 Business Law — The Legal
Environment of Business
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 I 3
FSS 1120 Management of Food and Beverage
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.


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