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Hotel & Restaurant Management

The Hotel and Restaurant Management concentration provides specialized occupational instruction in all phases of hotel and restaurant management to prepare students for careers as managers/supervisors in the hospitality and tourism industry. Completion of the two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree.


Students who complete the Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology program are eligible to obtain a ServSafe Sanitation certification from the National Restaurant Association.


Please see the program advisor or a counselor for admission criteria and important dates.






Career Opportunities:


Hotel & Restaurant Management Technology prepares graduates for careers as a chef, line cook, prep cook, special events planner, restaurant manager, food service manager, food service director, food and beverage manager, banquet manager, food service supervisor, restaurant general manager, catering manager, kitchen manager, front office manager, hotel manager, resort manager, front desk manager, night manager, night auditor, director of front office, rooms director, bed and breakfast innkeeper and travel services manager.



Awards and honors:


State DECA Culinary Champions 2013, 2014, 2016 


State DECA Hospitality and Tourism Champion 2014


National DECA Hospitality and Tourism Finalists 2014


SkillsUSA State Competition Gold and Silver Medalists 2014



Sample courses:


Culinary Principles I: Fundamentals of food preparation and cookery emphasizing high standards for preparation of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, soups, stocks, sauces, and farinaceous items.


Restaurant & Catering Operations: Principles of organizing and managing food and beverage facilities and catering operations.


Food & Beverage Control: Principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system, including standards determination, the operating budget, cost-volume-profit analysis, income and cost control, menu pricing, labor cost control, and computer applications.



Job placement:


The program advisor works closely with area businesses, helping to match qualified, student job candidates with open positions at local restaurants, hotels, and inns.



Salaries: $16,000 - $40,000



Graduation rate: 80%










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