Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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

Industry endorsements earned

National Career Readiness Certificate; National Restaurant Association's Food Protection Manager Certificate

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 hospitality 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 training at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Students are also required to complete an externship at another property to experience different segments of the hotel industry.

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 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

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

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 Laundry Operations

3

 

 

17

Term 2

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting OR

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

HCM-296

Intro to Food and Bar Operations

2

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-597

Front Office Management

4

HCM-616

Hospitality Professionalism

1

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

HCM-930

Externship Seminar

3

HCM-933

Hotel Externship

3

 

 

6

Term 4

HCM-213

Service Management (Lab)

4

HCM-310

Hospitality Law

3

HCM-599

Engineering and Risk Management

1

HCM-615

Hospitality Marketing

3

HCM-616

Hospitality Professionalism

1

HCM-934

Internship Seminar

2

HCM-935

Hotel Internship

1

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

 

18

Term 5

COM-744

Oral Communication/Workplace OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

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

71

Optional

HCM-924

Honors Project

1

Hospitality Management Diploma

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ADM-928

Independent Study (E-Portfolio)

1

COM-723

Workplace Communication

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-600

Introduction to Lodging Operations

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

SPC-112

Public Speaking

3

 

 

15

Term 2

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

Term 3

HCM-932

Internship

2

MGT-137

Developing Leadership Skills

1

 

 

3

Total diploma credit hours

34

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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