Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

The next incoming class of students accepted for this major will be Fall 2019.

This major provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them to assume entry-level management responsibility in the dynamic field of hospitality. Building on a strong business core and practical experience in the College’s fine-dining restaurant, Le Jeune Chef, the curriculum enables students to select courses from a diverse pool of electives. Students choose to develop specialized skills aligned with individual career aspirations, including event planning, food and beverage operations, and advanced business and management skills.

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About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections
Accreditation Commision for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Event planner, guest services manager, dining room supervisor, front office supervisor, banquet manager, assistant food and beverage manager, and maitre d'hotel. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for lodging managers was $51,800 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $98,370.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler Accommodation32,980$28.34$58,940
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps1,120$24.27$50,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises550$43.52$90,520
Rooming and Boarding Houses290$25.13$52,260
Real Estate270$29.64$61,660

Statistics reported in May 2017

Internship Requirement

Read more about the required internship.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List & Uniform Policy

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Daniel R Dalton, Three Rivers Program Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Mr. Francis A Daniele, Chef/Owner, Joanna's Italian Bakery
  • Ms. Diane L Dorner, '79, District Supervisor, Carrols Corporation
  • Mr. James M Fry
  • Mr. Drew Kendall, Chef, Wegmans
  • Mr. Chris Kowalewski, Chief Growth Officer & Senior VP of Sales, Compass Group North America
  • Ms. Samantha Liedtka-Gundlach, '10, Owner, Samantha's Kitchen
  • Mr. George Logue, III, '10, Co-owner/Chef, Herman & Luther's
  • Ms. Erin Oggier, Food and Beverage Manager & Event Coordinator, Lancaster Country Club
  • Mr. Kristan T Patterson, Chief Artisan Baker, Penn State University Bakery
  • Mr. Gary R Rice, President/Owner, Rice's Food Equipment & Consulting, Inc.

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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