Hospitality Management

Associate in Applied Science

The hospitality industry is the number one employer in Atlantic County. This degree prepares students for management careers in hospitality including hotels, restaurants, casinos, casino hotels, private clubs, consulting firms and travel agencies. 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 faculty advisory,
Dr. Josette Katz at (609) 343-5094 or katz@atlantic.edu.

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
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
COMM120-Public Speaking
3
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
General Education Social Science course
3
General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
22
PROGRAM COURSES
ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
BUSN120-Principles of Management
3
HOSP100-Orientation to Hospitality and Tourism
3
HOSP132-Food Service Sanitation
1
HOSP134-Restaurant Operations
4
HOSP150-Hospitality Sales and Marketing
3
HOSP200-Hotel Operations
4
HOSP205-Human Resources Management
3
HOSP250-Catering and Events Planning
3
HOSP295-Internship in Hospitality Management
4
HOSP299-Seminar in Hospitality Management
3
HPED150-Concepts of Physical Fitness
1
Choose BUSN or HOSP course
3
Choose BUSN210-Business Law I or HOSP225-Hospitality Law
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
42
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
* 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 2008