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 ManageFirst™ Certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and certifications from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association in Specialized Food and Beverage Management and/or Hospitality Operations.
Students enrolling in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology degree program must present proof of a minimum ACT score of 13 in English or a score of 33 or higher on the COMPASS test writing section. If a student does not have a high enough score on either the ACT or COMPASS, he/she can enter a pre-qualifying entrance program. The probationary student must complete the following to be officially admitted into the HRT program:
Earn a “C” or higher in 1st semester coursework required: ENG 0113 Beginning English; REA 0113 Beginning Reading; MAT 0113 Beginning Math Entry level HRT course*. Remediate and take COMPASS exam until a 33 or higher in the Writing Section is obtained.
*HRT 1123 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry or HRT 1213 Sanitation and Safety.
Students who lack entry-level skills in math, English, science, and so forth will be provided related studies. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores.
This program delivers foundation knowledge and relevant skills that can be applied in a variety of careers in lodging or restaurant operations.
Related job titles include chef, special events planning, 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, director of front office, rooms director, bed and breakfast innkeeper and travel services.