DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
DIVISION: BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
The Hospitality Management program is committed to providing trained employees for the hospitality industry and to create a positive, learning-centered environment that encourages lifelong learning in our community.
The Hospitality Managment Program provides academic instruction and practical experience in the field of hospitality. The program includes instruction in hospitality operations and management, travel and tourism, hospitality revenue management and law, food and beverage management, and convention management. Six distinct concentrations exist within the associate degree: 1) Restaurant Management, 2) Hotel and Lodging Management, 3) Tourism Management, 4) Beverage Management, 5) Meeting and Event Management, and 6) Catering Management
The program is designed to provide trained personnel for entry-level positions and mid-management positions in the hospitality industry. The program is also designed for students who wish to continue with their studies by matriculating in the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans.
In this concentration, students learn how food is purchased, produced, and stored as well as food preparation techniques, menu design, and beverage pairing. Sales and marketing management, labor management, and certifications are included in the program.
Hotel and Lodging Management
This concentration focuses on supervision, revenue management, ethics, and the legal responsibilites involved in leadership.
Management opportunities in tourism as well as in supplier businesses, such as Destination Management Organizations, transportation companies, tour guides, and product suppliers will be explored in this concentration.
Knowledge of non-alcoholic beverages, wines, spirits, and beers as well as responsible beverage service, purchasing equipment, and effective beverage management are covered in this concentration. Emphasis on beverage controls and the legal and business aspect of beverage management.
Meeting and Event Management
Sales, Convention Services, Marketing, Project Management, Cost Control and Revenue Management are addressed in this concentration.
This concentration prepares students for positions with institutional, managed services, or private catering.