The Hospitality Administration program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions within the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging, yet exciting, business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food & beverage management, and hospitality human resource management. All of these courses are uniquely designed and taught by hospitality professionals so graduates can obtain a career in the hospitality industry.

Degrees and Certificates

Hospitality Management - AAS

Hospitality Management - Hotel Management - Certificate Level I

Hospitality Management - Restaurant Management - Certificate Level I

Program Information

General Requirements

 
 
 

The Hospitality Administration Program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food and beverage management, hospitality human resource management, and hospitality facilities management. All of these courses are uniquely designed for the hospitality service industry. Program offerings include an AAS degree in Hospitality Management in addition to certificate options in both Hotel Management and Restaurant Management. Hospitality Administration

Program Mission Statement 

The Hospitality Administration Program successfully prepares graduates for career advancement in a global industry and for lifelong learning in our diverse community.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Program Outcomes - Hospitality Management

 
 
 

The Hospitality Management Degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food and beverage management, hospitality resource management, and hospitality legal issues. All of these courses are uniquely designed for the hospitality service industry.

The capstone for the AAS in Hospitality Management is HAMG 2380 Cooperative Education-Hospitality Administration Management, General, a 336-hour combination of practical, workplace training and face-to-face instruction. Experience is documented through an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

At the conclusion of the program, students will:

Be exposed to the technical knowledge of operations required for career advancement in the global hospitality industry.

Demonstrate social, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary for successful careers and for becoming lifelong learners.

Practice hands-on and real-world experiences necessary to become successful professionals.

Examine the importance of community and social responsibilities.

Program Outcomes - Hotel Management

 
 
 

The Hotel Management certificate introduces students to the basic management techniques and administrative practices and procedures of the hotel industry. Individuals completing this course of study are qualified for entry-level management positions within the industry. The certificate program focuses on the following areas of study: hospitality human resource management, guest room maintenance, front office procedures and facilities management.

The capstone for the AAS in Hospitality Management is HAMG 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Hospitality Administration Management, General, a 160-hour combination of practical, workplace training and face-to-face instruction. Experience is documented through an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student

Courses within this certificate apply to the AAS degree in Hospitality Management.

At the conclusion of the program, students will:

  • Summarize management practices
  • Explain basic hotel departments and functions
  • Identify building systems, facilities management, and security and safety features
  • Determine appropriate guest services and strategies

Program Outcomes - Restaurant Management

 
 
 

The Restaurant Management certificate introduces students to the basic management techniques and administrative practices and procedures of the restaurant and food service industry. Individuals completing this course of study are qualified for entry-level management positions within the industry. This certificate program focuses on the following areas of study: food preparation, food and beverage cost control, sanitation and safety, hospitality human resource management and food service operation.

The capstone for the AAS in Hospitality Management is HAMG 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Hospitality Administration Management, General, a 160-hour combination of practical, workplace training and face-to-face instruction. Experience is documented through an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Courses within this certificate apply to the AAS degree in Hospitality Management.

At the conclusion of the program, students will:

  • Summarize management practices
  • Explain basic restaurant departments and functions
  • Participate in and manage work teams in food preparation
  • Determine appropriate customer services and strategies

Accreditation

 
 

Houston Community College (HCC) has become the only higher education institution in the city to have an accredited Hospitality Administration Program. The Accreditation Commission of Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) recently awarded HCC an initial accreditation that will last for seven years (winter 2016–winter 2023).

Contact information for ACPHA:

ACPHA
PO Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654
Phone: (410) 226 – 5527
Email: info@acpha-cahm.org
Web: www.acpha-cahm.org

Employment

 
 
 

There are 7,178 Food Service Managers and 642 Lodging Managers employed in the Greater Houston Area This number is expected to increase by 8.3% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings for Food Service Managers is 327 jobs a year.
  • Lodging Managers will see an increase of 8% in job growth over the next 8 years and can expect a median salary of $51,840 annually ($24.93/hour).
  • Food Service Managers will see an increase of 5% in job growth over the next 8 years and can expect a median salary of $50,820 annually ($24.43/hour)