Hospitality Management coursework emphasizes guest service strategies, effective communication skills, teamwork, leadership, ethics, and critical thinking. Today, the industry is more than hotel and restaurant services. Opportunities also exist within airlines, cruise lines, sports arenas, entertainment, and amusement parks to name a few.
- The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing in California
- The 10 yr (2014-24) growth rate for lodging manager jobs is 8%; food service managers 5%
- The 10 yr (2014-24) growth rate for entry and supervisory level positions for California (e.g. in food service, bartending, event planning, front desk and housekeeping) is 6% – 30%
- Students earn industry recognized certifications e.g. ServSafe for food & beverage operations
- On completion, students are job-ready for the hospitality industry
- On completion, students are ready to transfer seamlessly into Hospitality Management and related degree programs at neighboring universities including Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge
Estimated Cost of Program
Associates of Science Degree in Hospitality Management: $4, 444
Courses offered Fall 2020
HOSP 101 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (Unit 3.0) – Transfers to: CSU
This course provides an overview of the hospitality industry with perspectives on customer service, operations, and career opportunities. Key industry segments are presented with close attention to service standards, trends and issues, the interrelationships between industry segments and the connections with the tourism industry
HOSP 103 Sanitation and Safety (Unit 3.0) – Transfers to: CSU
In this course students will learn the principles and practices of sanitation and safety in food service operations. Topics covered include food-borne illness identification and prevention, the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, safety maintenance and prevention, OSHA’s current regulations, accident and fire prevention. The course will also prepare students for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Manager Certification.
HOSP 201 – Hospitality Law (3.0 units) – Transfers to: CSU
The course explores the legal relationship and considerations of hotel, restaurant, travel and tourism operations. Limiting personal and business exposure to liability and best practices for complying with requirements of the US legal system are emphasized. Topics include food and beverage liability, employee selection, common contracts, responsibilities to guests and for guest property, safety and security, and Americans with Disabilities Act.