Hospitality Management

Associate in Applied Science

Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry is the number one employer in Atlantic County. This degree, coupled with experience prepares students for management careers in hospitality including hotels, restaurants, casinos, and other hospitality and tourism related businesses. In addition to hotel management courses, students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration, which enable them to make appropriate business decisions. In their final semester, students are required to complete a mandatory 135-hour internship in a hospitality-related business.

Hospitality classes are scheduled traditionally, for those students most comfortable in a classroom learning environment, and Online, for those students who are self-disciplined and appreciate the flexibility that distance education offers. Students with transfer credits should contact the Admissions Office.

For more information, contact area coordinator, Karl Giulian, at (609)343-4950/kgiulian@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Identify and use quantitative skills to make appropriate business decisions;
  • Discuss human behavior theories and societal influences impacting the hospitality industry;
  • Demonstrate effective communication in writing, reading, listening and speaking;
  • Describe and demonstrate examples of exemplary customer service;
  • Illustrate safe food handling and responsible alcohol service;
  • Utilize computer software and Online resources;
  • Develop solutions to current hospitality operational problems;
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviors in professional situations;
  • Analyze workplace problems and formulate solutions.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (8 credits)  
    Choose two: General Education Mathematics or General Education Science courses
8
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
20
PROGRAM COURSES - 40 credits
    ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
    BUSN222-Principles of Management
3
    HOSP100-Orientation to Hospitality and Tourism
3
    HOSP132-Food Service Sanitation
1
    HOSP134-Restaurant Operations
3
    HOSP200-Hotel Operations
4
    HOSP205-Human Resources Management
3
    HOSP250-Catering and Events Planning
3
    HOSP265-Hospitality Sales and Marketing
3
    HOSP295-Internship in Hospitality Management
4
    HOSP299-Seminar in Hospitality Management
3
    Choose BUSN or HOSP course
3
    Choose BUSN210-Business Law I or HOSP225-Hospitality Law
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
40

Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing, or reviewed departmental portfolio)

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
* If you are planning on transferring to a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that you take MATH150-Precalculus or MATH155-Calculus I and speak with an advisor.  

(HOSP) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

 
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester (16 credits)
BUSN222 Principles of Management 3
ENGL101 Composition I 3
HOSP100 Orientation to Hospitality and Tourism 3
Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course 4
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Second Semester** (14 credits)
ACCT130 Financial Accounting 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
HOSP132 Food Service Sanitation 1
HOSP134 Restaurant Operations 3
HOSP265 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 3
Third Semester** (17 credits)
HOSP200 Hotel Operations 4
HOSP205 Human Resources Management 3
HOSP250 Catering and Events Planning 3
HOSP299 Seminar in Hospitality Management 3
Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course 4
Fourth Semester (13 credits)
COMM120 Public Speaking 3
HOSP295 Internship in Hospitality Management 4
Choose BUSN210 or HOSP225 3
Choose BUSN or HOSP course 3
**Includes summer and/or winter session options