Overview

The Hotel and Restaurant industry, the world’s largest, offers many career paths, such as working for hotels and resorts, restaurants, vacation ownership, tourism and recreation management organizations, large and small event planning and design companies, private and public clubs, cruise lines, and managed food service organizations. A degree in Hotel and Restaurant Operations prepares individuals to join this industry, by offering opportunities for growth and career advancement.

Partnered with Local Businesses

This program, in partnership with leading hospitality and tourism businesses in New Hampshire, combines a rigorous academic program with relevant industry practical experience for those interested in starting a career, professionals in the hospitality industry and those wanting to enhance their career opportunities.

Career Paths

The hospitality and tourism industry offers many career paths, such as working for hotels and resorts, restaurants, vacation ownership, tourism and recreation management organizations, large and small event planning and design companies, private and public clubs, cruise lines, and managed food service organizations.

Hands-On Training

Individuals completing the Hospitality Management degree will gain knowledge and competencies in several critical areas such as hotel and resort operations, restaurant, event management, food and beverage management, customer service, Business law, human resource management, as well as marketing, budgeting and finance. During your time in this program, you will complete 400 hours of hands-on training with one of our many industry partners, where you will be exposed to various areas of the business.
 
For students interested in continuing with their college education, transfer agreements with four-year institutions may be available.  Call or email the Department Chair for details.

First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ACCT131LAccounting I303
BUS150LPrinciples of Customer Service303
ENGL100LEnglish Composition304
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
HOS120LIntroduction to Hospitality Management303
HOS126LFood, Service and Beverage Management I213
 Total15117

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
BUS260LPrinciples of Marketing303
HOS125LHotel and Lodging Operations303
HOS218LFood, Service and Beverage Management II213
HOS1762LRestaurant Cooperative Education002
 Mathematics Elective303
 Total11114

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
BUS231LPrinciples of Management303
ENGL124LBusiness Communications303
HOS213LEvent Planning and Design303
HOS223LAccounting Applications for Hotels and Restaurants303
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
 Total15015

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
BUS241LHuman Resources Management303
BUS238LBusiness Law I303
HOS230LHotel Cooperative Education002
 Social Science Elective303
 Science Elective303
 Total12014
 
Total Credits for the First Year: 31
Total Credits for Second Year: 29
Total for A.S. Degree = 60

Students in this program will be expected to:

  • Have a strong command of the English language, including written and oral communications
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension skills appropriate for a college level class
  • Demonstrate arithmetic and computation skills
  • Work with members of the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic accounting, finance, and budgeting principles
  • Demonstrate skills in basic MS Office
  • Travel to industry sites to complete the 400 hours of cooperative education
  • Stand or sit at a desk or workstation for extended periods of time
  • Perform physical tasks required for basic grounds and facilities management
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety and safe industry practices in all classroom and on-site locations.