Aug 16, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Hospitality Management Career Option, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, A.S.

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Kelly O’Connor, 413.552.2315,


The Hospitality Management Career Option prepares students for various types of management positions in the hospitality industry. Career opportunities in this fast-growing industry exist in such diverse sectors as travel and tourism, lodging, the restaurant industry, recreation and leisure, gaming entertainment, and conference and meeting planning.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to :

  • use general business skills as well as functionally-based hospitality industry skills to define relationships between situations and understand professional terminology and concepts within the industry
  • use mathematics and a business-oriented approach to identify, define, respond to, and evaluate global hospitality industry problems
  • understand the current ethical and social issues in the hospitality industry
  • communicate effectively with colleagues and customers using a variety of information resources
  • possess the tools to work effectively in an organization and as a member of a team
  • give first-hand industry experience


  • Program Elective Credit(s): 31
  • Program Elective Credit(s): 31



1Choose 2 courses from the following: ACC, BUS, CUL, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, MTH, NTR, SPO

Students who intend to transfer should look at the following option: Hospitality Management Transfer . The hospitality transfer option is a MassTransfer degree intended for UMass (2.7 GPA required) and other state schools, and is also the best option for transferability to other four-year programs.

Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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