Hospitality Management

Associate in Applied Science

The hospitality industry is the number one employer in Atlantic County. This degree, coupled with experience prepares students for management careers in hospitality including hotels, restaurants, casinos, and other hospitality and tourism related businesses. In addition to hotel management courses, students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration, which enable them to make appropriate business decisions. In their final semester, students are required to complete a mandatory 135-hour internship in a hospitality-related business.

Hospitality classes are scheduled traditionally, for those students most comfortable in a classroom learning environment, and Online, for those students who are self-disciplined and appreciate the flexibility that distance education offers. Students with transfer credits should contact the Admissions Office.

For more information, contact faculty advisor, Dr. Josette Katz at (609) 343-5094 or katz@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Identify and use quantitative skills to make appropriate business decisions;
  • Discuss human behavior theories and societal influences impacting the hospitality industry;
  • Demonstrate effective communication in writing, reading, listening and speaking;
  • Describe and demonstrate examples of exemplary customer service;
  • Illustrate safe food handling and responsible alcohol service;
  • Utilize computer software and Online resources;
  • Develop solutions to current hospitality operational problems;
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviors in professional situations;
  • Analyze workplace problems and formulate solutions.

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 22 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (7 credits)  
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
    General Education Mathematics course*
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    General Education Social Science course
3
General Education Elective (3 credits)  
    General Education course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
22
PROGRAM COURSES - 41 credits
    ACCT130-Financial Accounting
4
    BUSN222-Principles of Management
3
    HOSP100-Orientation to Hospitality and Tourism
3
    HOSP132-Food Service Sanitation
1
    HOSP134-Restaurant Operations
3
    HOSP200-Hotel Operations
4
    HOSP205-Human Resources Management
3
    HOSP250-Catering and Events Planning
3
    HOSP265-Hospitality Sales and Marketing
3
    HOSP295-Internship in Hospitality Management
4
    HOSP299-Seminar in Hospitality Management
3
    HPED150-Concepts of Physical Fitness
1
    Choose BUSN or HOSP course
3
    Choose BUSN210-Business Law I or HOSP225-Hospitality Law
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
41
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
63
* If you are planning on transferring to a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that you take MATH150-Precalculus or MATH155-Calculus I and speak with an advisor.  

(HOSP) EFFECTIVE FALL 2015

 
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester  
CISM125 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL101 Composition I 3
HOSP100 Orientation to Hospitality and Tourism 3
Gen Ed Mathematics or Science course 4
Gen Ed Social Science course 3
Second Semester
ACCT130 Financial Accounting 4
BUSN222 Principles of Management 3
ENGL102 Composition II 3
HOSP132 Food Service Sanitation 1
HOSP134 Restaurant Operations 3
Third Semester    
HOSP200 Hotel Operations 4
HOSP205 Human Resources Management 3
HOSP250 Catering and Events Planning 3
HOSP299 Seminar in Hospitality Management 3
Gen Ed Choose any General Education course 3
Fourth Semester**
COMM120 Public Speaking 3
HOSP295 Internship in Hospitality Management 4
HPED150 Concepts of Physical Fitness 1
Choose BUSN210 or HOSP225 3
Choose BUSN or HOSP course 3
**Includes summer and winter session options