Hospitality Management Associate in Science

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The Hospitality industry serves an important role in the global economy and is one of the largest and fastest growing in the U.S. The Hospitality Management Associate in Science Degree and Certificate programs prepare students for a wide variety of positions with hotels, resorts, spas, country clubs, restaurants, food service operations, cruise lines, casinos, travel and tourism associations, event/wedding planning and convention services, recreation facilities, and more.

With Great Bay located in one of New Hampshire’s most popular tourism regions, students have access to a variety of internship opportunities. Hands on experience provides Great Bay hospitality students with a distinct advantage in the marketplace. A few the Hospitality Management internship partners include: Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa, New Hampshire Wedding Magazine, Portsmouth and Dover Chambers of Commerce, Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Everyday Details-Professional Event and Wedding Planning, and One Liberty Lane Catering.

Students interested in Hospitality Management have two concentration options to choose from. The Hospitality Management – Direct Career option is recommended for students who plan to begin their career immediately after graduation from Great Bay. It is designed to provide students with more flexibility in sampling a variety of elective options in order to customize the program to fit their career needs and interests. The Hospitality Management - University Transfer option is specifically designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at a four-year college or university. Developed in consultation with the Hospitality Management Department at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, this degree is designed to enable students to seamlessly transfer over 60 credits into the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program at UNH or another university.

Certificate programs in Event & Meeting Planning Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, and Spa Management, offer students an opportunity to specialize in a particular area of hospitality. All 21 credits in each certificate program may be applied toward a degree in Hospitality Management or may serve as a stand-alone certificate for professionals preparing for a career change or advancement opportunities.

Great Bay Hospitality students may also earn several industry recognized certifications including the Cvent Certificate for event planners, the Delphi Certificate for sales and catering, and the Managing Front Office Operations Certificate for hotel professionals.

Requirements

Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy (see college catalog).  Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance.  For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance. See college catalog for purchase options available through the college.

 

Students in the Hospitality Management Degree and related Certificate programs must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively using written, and oral techniques, including the use of technology;
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner;
  • Work independently and in teams;
  • Work with frequent interruptions, respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and cope with variations in workload and stress levels.

Transfer Credit Policy

In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Hospitality Management more than ten years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

 

Direct Career - First Year, Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
HOSP110 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
* Prerequisite: placement in MATH145G or higher
 
CIS156 Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
** Prerequisite: placement in CIS156G or successful completion of CIS110G
 
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
HOSP150 Hotel Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Direct Career - First Year, Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT113 Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP175 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Hospitality Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
GEOG110 World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

Direct Career - Second Year, Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
SOC250 Multi Ethnic Cross-Cultural Relations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP275 Communications for Hospitality Professionals 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BUS114 Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP210 Customer Service 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Science Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
*A 3 credit science elective may be accepted in transfer to fulfill this requirement
 
Total Credits 16

Direct Career - Second Year, Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Hospitality Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP280 Hospitality Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
(HOSP280G or Hospitality Elective)
 
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Business, Computer Technologies, Digital Media Technologies or Economics Elective Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

Direct Career Elective Options - Hospitality Management Associate Degree

In order to complete the degree program, students may select up to three of the following elective courses, provided they meet the prerequisite requirements. These electives will also apply to Hospitality Management Certificates. See below for more information.

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
HOSP250 Event Planning 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP215 Planning Meetings & Conventions 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP230 Restaurant Development & Strategic Planning 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP235 Food and Beverage Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP244 Introduction to the Spa Industry 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP245 Spa Operations Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits

University Transfer - First Year, Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
HOSP110 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
(MATH150G or MATH210G Pre-Calculus or Liberal Arts Elective)
 
*Students placing into MATH215G or 230, may take a transferable Liberal Arts elective in place of MATH150G or MATH210G. Otherwise, one of the following sequences must be chosen: MATH150G and MATH215G or MATH210G and MATH230G.
 
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
(CIS110G or CIS156G Computer Applications in Business)
 
**CIS156G requires placement or successful completion of CIS110G
 
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
HOSP150 Hotel Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17/18

University Transfer - First Year, Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACCT113 Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP175 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP235 Food and Beverage Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
GEOG110 World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

University Transfer - Second Year, Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
SOC120 Society and Technological Change 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH215 Finite Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
(MATH215G or MATH230G Calculus I or higher)
 
ECON234 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP215 Planning Meetings & Conventions 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ACCT123 Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

University Transfer - Second Year, Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ECON235 Microeconomics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP250 Event Planning 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP280 Hospitality Internship 0 9 3
Classroom 0, Lab 9, Total 3
HUMA200 Film and Society 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
(HUMA200G or Any Philosophy)
 
Transferrable Science Elective Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Total Credits

Total Overall Credits : 64/65

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