The Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares graduates for entry into a wide range of management positions in the culinary, food and beverage management, lodging, and tourism industries. The program is designed with a strong emphasis on applied skills. Students are exposed to various sectors within the field through a curriculum that includes internships, theory, case studies, group projects, and electives. Graduates will be positioned for opportunities leading towards management positions through their degree and with experience gained in the industry. The program is comprised of four concentrations:
Culinary Arts Concentration
Prepares students for entry-level positions as chefs.
Food and Beverage Management Concentration
Prepares students for careers as restaurant managers.
Hotel Management Concentration
Prepares students for careers in hotel management.
Prepares students for careers in local tourism industry.
"This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field. The associated courses are not designed to transfer to a four-year institution."