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Hotel, Restaurant, and Event Management - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Hospitality program at HCC.
Paving the Way to a Career in Hospitality

The HCC Hotel, Restaurant, and Event Management Associate Degree program is a top-notch hospitality program, accredited by both the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. This program provides a solid academic foundation, essential business and technical knowledge, and hands-on experience across the hospitality industry, including lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and event management.

Students who complete this hotel, restaurant and event management program are well equipped to pursue an array of mid-level career opportunities, from concierge services to food and beverage positions to online hospitality roles. They might coordinate special events for corporate offices or undertake wedding planning.

With digital guest services becoming the norm, online travel agencies such as Expedia and Hotwire need people working behind the scenes to connect travelers to hotels and transportation. Career pathways with a hotel, restaurant, and event management associate degree may include:

  • Banquet Sales Coordinator or Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Concierge
  • Digital Travel Agent
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Traditional Travel Agent
  • Wedding Planner

Graduates with an Associate Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Event Management are positioned to:

  • Function at the entry-level or mid-level management position within the hospitality field.
  • Execute and oversee basic skills involving lodging operations satisfactorily.
  • Maintain appropriate cost control and financial management skills.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills related to managerial issues with the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Demonstrate beginning managerial techniques and supervisory skills, incorporating human resource management components.
  • Operate in a context of legal, ethical, and service modes as set by the industry.

Learn more about pathways to success in the hospitality industry at Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies


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    The Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies (CHCS) will build lasting relationships between students, community, and industry.


    We are dedicated to providing today’s students with the opportunity to determine the best career destination through our accredited programs with innovative technology and industry proven faculty.









  • Resources

    The Hospitality Study Abroad Program in Ireland

    In Summer 2020, HCC is launching a study abroad program in Ireland for students enrolled in on of two courses: Introduction to Humanities and Travel & Tourism. The program is designed in cooperation with the Athlone Institution of Technology (AIT), located in Athlone, Ireland.

    In Introduction to Humanities, students will explore Irish culture through the arts, architecture, history, and the landscape, and visit important sites in Dublin, Galway, and beyond.

    Travel and Tourism Industry, taught by Hospitality Professor Jodi Roze, brings course goals to life as students experience tourism as both a researcher and a tourist. All excursions in the program tie into an integrative, culminating project examining what drives demand for tourism, service quality, the economics, and how tourists impact the local environment.

    For more information or to register, click here.

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