Hospitality Management

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Associate Degree Program

Do you think you have what it takes to work in the hospitality industry?  As a manager in a hotel, restaurant, country club or attractions environment, you will play a vital role in the success of that organization. Along with a solid background in the principles of business, hospitality management requires a thorough knowledge of specific areas of hospitality operations. A degree from this program sends a clear signal to potential employers that you have completed a high-quality business program that meets rigorous educational requirements. The majority of hospitality management courses are approved by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association. The Hospitality Management Technology offers a flexible program leading to the Associate Degree in Applied Science.  The Hospitality Management Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

This program is offered at the Dover and Wilmington Campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Country Club Hospitality Manager
  • Cruise Ship Hospitality Manager
  • Hotel Concierge
  • Hotel Conference and Special Events Manager
  • Hotel Front Desk Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Restaurant Front-end Manager
  • Travel Agent
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries ranging from $25,000-$40,000

What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Utilize management roles and interpersonal skills to lead/manage first level employees in a hospitality setting.
  2. Prepare food and beverage menus for a variety of hospitality requirements considering price, quality, and selection.
  3. Utilize knowledge of facilities management to aid in decision making.
  4. Perform cost calculations and apply to decision making situations pertaining to factors of production.
  5. Evaluate levels of food safety and sanitation to maintain a safe and sanitary work environment.
  6. Integrate professional, ethical and legal standards into business practice.
  7. Employ the various theories of management and marketing in a business.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology...
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic advisor for details!


Campus-Specific Hospitality Management Information
Dover
Contact

Lisa Strusowski
Department Chair, Instructor,
And Academic Advisor
lstrow@dtcc.edu
(302) 857-1772

The Hospitality Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching.

This program of study is not offered at the Georgetown Campus
This program of study is not offered at the Stanton Campus.
Wilmington
Contact

Celeste Mozeik
Instructional Coordinator
cmozeik@dtcc.edu
302-888-5294

The Hospitality Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching.