Hospitality and Tourism
Prepare for an exciting career in the hospitality and tourism industry! At Kirkwood, you’ll learn from the best, working alongside gourmet chefs at The Class Act Restaurant and professional hoteliers at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.
Students fill training and support roles that match their progress through our programs. They serve as chefs, concierges, caterers, supervisors, guest room attendants, restaurant servers and bell staff. Taking teaching to the next level, our Hospitality Arts programs feature block curriculum.
For example, instead of meeting twice a week for 16 weeks, you might meet five days a week for six weeks. This schedule fully immerses you in specific topics, allows for better continuity in content and sequential topic presentation.
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There are times when students are required to be “in class” on weekends, in order to gain experience during The Hotel’s busiest times.
Our graduates find work in everything from casual and fine dining restaurants, to casinos and large food corporations, locally, across the United States and internationally. Once they leave our programs, they will be even better prepared to enter the workforce.