Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Hospitality 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 (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)

Hospitality Management AAS

The goal of this program is to prepare students to work in entry-level leadership positions (e.g., supervisor and assistant managers) in various departments of full-service hotel or food and beverage operations. There continues to be strong industry demand for college-educated individuals who have practical work experience in hospitality operations.

Students in this program will participate in the day-to-day operations of a successful full-service facility by gaining practical training experience at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Management-related coursework includes food and beverage, front office and guest services, engineering and risk, housekeeping/laundry operations, legal responsibilities of the industry, the business functions of marketing and accounting, and other hospitality-related business management areas including revenue management.

In addition to on-the-job training at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, a separate industry internship allows students to apply their program learning within various other segments of the hospitality industry.

Students in this program earn the following third-party credential: National Restaurant Association's Food Protection Management Certificate.

Hospitality Operations Diploma

Students in the Hospitality Management program may elect to receive a Hospitality Operations Diploma after completing the courses listed under the Diploma option. Please consult with the Hospitality Department for more information regarding this options.

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

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-260

Hospitality Math OR

3

MAT-140

Finite Math

 

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

HCM-600

Introduction to Lodging Operations

2

HCM-601

Housekeeping and Environmental Services

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

17

Term 2

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-618

Food and Beverage Operations

3

HCM-597

Front Office and Revenue Management

4

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting OR

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

HCM-616

Hospitality Professionalism

1

 

 

17

Term 3

HCM-930

Internship Seminar

3

HCM-933

Internship

1

 

 

4

Term 4

HCM-310

Hospitality Law

3

HCM-615

Hospitality Marketing

3

HCM-599

Engineering and Risk Management

1

HCM-213

Service Management (Lab)

4

HCM-934

Internship Seminar II

2

HCM-935

Internship II

1

HCM-616

Hospitality Professionalism

1

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

18

Term 5

ENG-105

Composition I OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

FLS-118

Spanish for Professionals: Hospitality

3

HCM-614

Leadership in Hospitality

3

HCM-251

Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory

2

HCM-603

Hotel Sales, Catering and Event Management

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

70

Optional Course

HCM-924

Honors Project

1

Hospitality Operations Diploma

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-260

Hospitality Math

3

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

HCM-600

Introduction to Lodging Operations

2

HCM-601

Housekeeping and Evironmental Services

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

 

 

14

Term 2

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-618

Food and Beverage Operations

3

HCM-597

Front Office and Revenue Management

4

HCM-616

Hospitality Professionalism

1

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

 

 

17

Total diploma credit hours

31

When transferring to a four-year school, see your advisor for course requirements. Those transferring to a four-year college or university may want to substitute the following courses:

PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology FOR
MGT-145 Human Relations in Management

ENG-105 Composition I FOR
COM-723 Workplace Communication

ACC-152 Financial Accounting FOR
HCM-279 Hospitality Accounting

ENG-106 Composition II FOR
COM-744 Oral Communications in the Workplace

MAT-140 Finite Math FOR
HCM-260 Hospitality Math

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