Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Hotel Management

Hospitality Arts

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

319-848-8770

www.kirkwood.edu/hospitality

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters, 1 summer)

The goal of this program is to prepare students to work in entry-level positions of responsibility within the hospitality industry. This industry has been expanding as part of the growing service economy, and there is a demand for individuals with a college education and work experience.

Students in this program learn about day-to-day operations of a lodging facility from practical experience working in The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Course work exposes students to food and dining, management, hotel operations and other business topics.

Internships and on-the-job training are also important components of this program to help prepare students to work in the field. Students are required to complete an internship at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, which is a full-service hotel. Students are required to purchase uniforms when working at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Students may participate in the Disney Institute college program to complete part of their internship requirements. This exciting program is a paid internship that offers students unique benefits while working, learning and living at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Career opportunities: meeting/event planner, reservations supervisor, front desk shift manager, sales manager, banquet captain, concierge, housekeeping supervisor, convention/services manager, room service manager.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-324

College Orientation

1

HCM-326

Basic Hospitality Communications

3

HCM-600

Introduction to Lodging Operations

2

HCM-601

Housekeeping and Laundry Operations

3

HCM-260

Hospitality Math or

3

MAT-140

Finite Math

 

 

 

17

Second Semester

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting or

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-302

Alcohol Service

0.5

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-597

Front Office Management

4

HCM-602

Introduction to Food and Bar Operations

3

 

 

16.5

Summer after first year

HCM-933

Hotel Externship

3

 

 

3

Third Semester

HCM-213

Service Management

4

HCM-310

Hospitality Law

3

HCM-932

Internship

2

HCM-599

Engineering and Risk Management

1

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

 

 

16

Fourth Semester

ADM-154

Business Communication or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

FLS-118

Spanish for Professionals: Hospitality

3

HCM-251

Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory

2

HCM-603

Hotel Sales and Catering

3

HCM-614

Leadership in Hospitality

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

66.5

Hotel Management Diploma

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

ADM-928

Independent Study (E-Portfolio)

1

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-326

Basic Hospitality Communications

3

HCM-600

Introduction to Lodging Operations

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

SPC-112

Public Speaking

3

 

 

15

Second Semester

ADM-928

Independent Study (E-Portfolio)

1

BUS-928

Independent Study (American Government)

3

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-597

Front Office Management

4

HCM-602

Introduction to Food and Bar Operations

3

MGT-139

Effective Team Building for Managers

1

MKT-180

Customer Services Strategies

1

 

 

16

Third Semester

HCM-932

Internship (at The Hotel)

1

MGT-137

Developing Leadership Skills

1

 

 

2

Total diploma credit hours

33

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