The Hospitality Management Certificate program is designed to provide the skills needed to enter the fields of hotel and restaurant management. Courses focus on the specific knowledge needed in the industry, and the Internship provides students with relevant and useful workplace experience.
This certificate program prepares students for entry-level careers in the hotel, event and restaurant industry, and also assists those already in hospitality positions to upgrade their skills. Since coursework completed as part of the certificate fulfills many of the course requirements of the Hospitality Management Associate in Science degree program, some students continue on in a full- or part-time basis, to complete the associate degree.
Students are encouraged to begin taking courses aimed at completing their English requirement immediately upon entering the college. Also, students who place into reading courses on the college placement test should complete that requirement without delay.
Graduates of the Hospitality Management Certificate program are prepared to:
Apply their knowledge regarding the hospitality industry to whatever career track within the industry they pursue and demonstrate the unique professional requirements for a successful career in the hospitality industry;
Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presenting of information;
Interpret and analyze information in order to engage in critical thinking and problem solving with regard to the business performance of hospitality operations;
Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the hospitality environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.