Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Restaurant Management

Hospitality Arts

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

319-848-8770

www.kirkwood.edu/hospitality

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Students in Kirkwood’s hospitality programs prepare for their careers through practical experience in management, food preparation and service at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. International Education opportunities are also available.

In addition to management and food service techniques, instruction covers related technical subjects including nutrition, purchasing, sanitation, computers, human relations and legal aspects of the hospitality industry. This major prepares students for entry-level management positions.

Students assist in the daily operation of The Class Act, a full-service restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The restaurant features fine dining for hotel and conference center guests, Kirkwood staff and the public. Students take a leadership role in planning, preparing for and servicing catered events on campus during their last semester. Students are required to purchase uniforms when in kitchen and dining areas.

Career opportunities: restaurants, casinos, hospitals, cruise ships, catering, country clubs, hotels & resorts, colleges, long-term care facilities, corporate dining centers.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-109

Kitchen Essentials

1.5

HCM-138

Food Fundamentals

3

HCM-147

Culinary Techniques

1.5

HCM-260

Hospitality Math

3

HCM-324

College Orientation - Hospitality

1

HCM-326

Basic Hospitality Communications

3

 

 

18

Second Semester

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-227

Menu Planning

1

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting

3

HCM-302

Alcohol Service

0.5

HCM-315

Wine, Beer and Spirits Basics

3

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

 

 

16.5

Third Semester

BUS-102

Introduction to Business or

3

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 

HCM-213

Service Management

4

HCM-310

Hospitality Law

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing or

3

MKT-150

Principles of Advertising

 

MKT-180

Customer Service Strategies

1

 

 

14

Fourth Semester

ADM-154

Business Communication: Hospitality

3

FLS-118

Spanish for Professionals: Hospitality

3

HCM-251

Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory

2

HCM-340

Hospitality Events and Catering (FOH)

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

62.5

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