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Hotel/Hospitality Management - Associate Degree

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  • Entry requirements
    The following are required for admission to the program:
    * A high school diploma or GED
    * Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Course description
    Overview — Hotel/Hospitality Management is an associate degree program designed specifically for the general hospitality industry. The program emphasizes the education, experience and skill development needed for mid-management/supervisory levels of employment in the hotel/motel industry. Although this is a day program, selected courses are scheduled for evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. You will be required to complete an internship in course HOTEL-130, Internship in Hotel/Hospitality Management. MATC also offers certificate programs for Continuing Education Credit (CECs) in Food and Beverage, Marketing and Sales, and Rooms Division. HOTEL courses are offered as evening, weekend, accelerated and online options on a rotating basis.

    Double Degree Option — Add four to seven courses, and earn associate degrees in both Meeting and Event Management   and Hotel/Hospitality Management. See your program advisor for details.

    Career Outlook — The Hotel/Hospitality Management program prepares students for employment in one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. Due to a shortage of qualified hospitality professionals, graduates with energy, training and experience have an opportunity to make a difference. Some job opportunities include hotel/motel manager, lodge manager, country club manager, meeting and convention planner, security director, accountant, conference manager, purchasing agent, credit manager, resident manager, sales manager, front office manager, executive housekeeper, and food and beverage controller.

    Program Learning Outcomes — When you graduate from this program, employers will expect you to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
    • Front desk skills including the efficient operation of telephone, switchboard, cash register, calculator and reservation computer
    • Housekeeping staff management capability
    • Overall food and beverage management skills
    • Sales, marketing and product merchandising skills
    • General knowledge of building operations; energy efficiency; and maintenance of electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems
    • Fundamentals of hotel/motel accounting, financial statements, auditing and managerial financing.
    Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

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