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.

The Hospitality program is designed to give students a solid foundation in operations, management, marketing, sales and service, preparing students for an exciting career after graduation or for transfer to a four-year institution. Elective options offer students the flexibility to customize the program to fit their career needs and interests. Certificate programs in Spa Management, Event & Meeting Planning Management, and Hotel/Restaurant Management are embedded within the degree program or can be completed as stand-alone programs of study, offering time and cost effective fast tracks to specialized skills for both degree students and professionals changing careers or seeking advancement opportunities.

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 of 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, Cliff House Resort & Spa, and One Liberty Lane Catering. Great Bay Hospitality students also have an opportunity to earn 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.  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.

 

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

 

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
BUS114 Management 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CIS156 Computer Applications in Business 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
* Prerequisite: placement in CIS156 or successful completion of CIS110
 
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
HOSP210 Customer Service 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

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
MATH145 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
HOSP175 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP150 Hotel Operations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
SOC250 Multi Ethnic Cross-Cultural Relations 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
GEOG110 World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ENGL210 Oral Communications 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP275 Communications for Hospitality Professionals 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Hospitality Elective 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
 
Business, Computer Technologies, Digital Media Technologies or Economics Elective Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 19

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
or
 
Hospitality Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
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
Classroom , Lab , Total
Total Credits 15

Hospitality Management Associate Degree Elective Options

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
Hotel/Restaurant Management
 
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
Spa Management
 
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
Event & Meeting Planning Management
 
HOSP215 Planning Meetings & Conventions 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HOSP250 Event Planning 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits

Total Overall Credits : 67

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