Hospitality Management, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description for Hospitality Management

The service industry is growing. More than ever before, people have disposable income that can be put toward leisure activities such as traveling and dining out. The Hospitality Management program at Scott Community College can prepare you in nearly every aspect of this growing industry.

You'll be ready to go to work in front-line supervision/management at hotels, restaurants, and clubs anywhere in the United States or in other countries, including luxury resorts or cruise ships. Your degree will demonstrate that you already have the skills to perform the following job duties:

  • Analyze operational problems and establish procedures
  • Assign duties to other employees
  • Collaborate on menu planning/serving arrangements
  • Perform serving duties
  • Manage finances
  • Control inventories/monitor supplies, equipment and work areas
  • Develop departmental objectives, budgets, policies, and procedures
  • Perform personnel actions
  • Purchase supplies and equipment
  • Record production and operational data
  • Carry out customer service
  • Schedule parties and take reservations
  • Train workers in food preparation, sanitation, and safety

Award Options for Hospitality Management


Job Outlook for Hospitality Management

Employment of lodging managers is expected to grow 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is slower than the average for all occupations. Over the decade, travel and tourism is expected to grow, however. Median annual wages of hospitality managers were $46,800 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,460, and the top 10 percent earned more than $87,920.

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Locations: Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College

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