Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 terms)

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

Personal Characteristics
Students in Kirkwood’s Hospitality Arts 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 assist in planning, preparing for and servicing catered events on campus during their last semester. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools to use when in labs and service areas.

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

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HCM-109

Kitchen Essentials

1.5

HCM-147

Culinary Techniques

1.5

HCM-138

Food Fundamentals

3

HCM-100

Sanitation & Safety

2

HCM-260

Hospitality Math OR

3

MAT-140

Finite Math

 

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

18

Term 2

HCM-315

Wine, Beer & Spirits Basics

3.5

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

HCM-296

Intro to Food and Bar Operations

2

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting OR

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

HCM-204

Service Techniques

3

HCM-288

Intro to Hospitality II

1

 

 

17.5

Term 3

HCM-213

Service Management

4

HCM-310

Hospitality Law

3

BUS-102

Introduction to Business OR

3

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 

HCM-615

Hospitality Marketing

3

MKT-180

Customer Service Strategies

1

 

 

14

Term 4

HCM-340

Hospitality Events and Catering (FOH)

3

FLS-118

Spanish for Professionals: Hospitality

3

COM-744

Oral Communication/Workplace OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

HCM-251

Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory

2

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

63.5

Optional Course

HCM-924

Honors Project

1

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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