Hospitality Management
2-year AAS degree

The goal of this program is to prepare students to work in entry-level leadership positions, such as supervisors and assistant managers, in the hospitality industry. 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 management, housekeeping, laundry operations, environmental services, legal responsibilities of the industry, the business functions of marketing and accounting, and other hospitality-related business management areas.

Industry endorsements earned:
Students in this program earn the following third-party credentials: National Career Readiness Certificate; National Restaurant Association's Food Protection Management Certificate.

Hotel Management


Internships and On-the-job Training
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.


The Class Act Restaurant
Hospitality careers start here! Learning is delicious at The Class Act Restaurant. Located at The Kirkwood Center, The Class Act features breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our students under the guidance of professional staff.  Our menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest quality ingredients and new and exciting choices for our guests.

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Experience this world-class teaching hotel. Kirkwood Hospitality Arts students work alongside professionals in this one-of-a-kind  laboratory, learning all the tricks of the trade for first-class service.

Program InformationTransfer Opportunites | Program Student Learning Outcomes
AAS Program Cost | Hospitality Operations Diploma CostProgram Student Data

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