Associate Degree in Hospitality Management

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About This Program

The A.A.S. degree program in Hospitality Management provides students with a solid foundation in theory and current practices of the hospitality industry as well as a core of liberal arts and science courses that will prepare students for flexible career development. This degree focuses on one of the fastest-growing industries in the world: hospitality, to include focus areas in food and restaurant operations, lodging industry operations, events management and tourism.

This hospitality management degree program prepares students for first employment at a supervisory level, or continuation to a bachelor of hospitality management degree. The program includes a 160-hour internship program in the four most important departments of a hotel: concierge, front desk, events planning and night audit.

Your Degree Courses

Hospitality Management offers an Associate in Applied Science degree requiring a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel and Lodging Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Events Management
  • Financial/Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Food Service Management/Sanitation
  • Economics
  • Hospitality Management Internship
  • English Composition
  • Oral Communications
  • Introduction to Literature
  • College Algebra
  • Science and Social Science electives

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the current SMCC Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate broad knowledge of and proficiency in the core functional and support areas of hospitality businesses.
  • Know effective cost control methods and cost-saving techniques for hospitality services.
  • Plan menus and purchase, cost and price product for profit.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of hotel front office management and hospitality industry marketing.
  • Operate as an entry-level supervisor in operational departments within the hospitality industry.
  • Exhibit solid work ethics, good interpersonal communications, cultural awareness and teamwork skills.

Estimated Degree Completion Time

63 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

SMCC Graduates

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Transfer Agreements for Hospitality Management

Tourism and Hospitality, BA

University of Southern Maine

SMCC Degree Program: Hospitality Management

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Hospitality Management, BAS

Southern New Hampshire University

SMCC Degree Program: Hospitality Management

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Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS

Husson University

SMCC Degree Program: Hospitality Management

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