Hotel / Resort Management A.A.S. (HRE)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The Hotel and Resort Management Associate Degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

This career program is designed to provide students with the skills demanded by a management position in the hotel, lodging, and resort divisions of the hospitality industry.

Typical jobs for which graduates are expected to be qualified include guest services, assistant manager, reservations, housekeeping supervisor, sales assistant, server, facilities supervisor, event planner, bar and beverage manager, purchasing manager, and a variety of other positions associated with front- and back-of-thehouse operations. Qualified graduates are hired by hotels, resorts, gaming facilities, event planning operations, clubs, contract services organizations, assisted living facilities, and other institutional service organizations.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of front and back operational procedures in hospitality management.
  • recognize the importance of the hospitality industry in the global marketplace, identifying historical developments and future trends.
  • identify accounting and financial reporting processes used in hospitality organizations.
  • demonstrate creativity and sound thinking in property management, problem solving, marketing, and customer service.
  • identify laws and regulations and the function of regulatory agencies that impact hospitality organizations.
  • apply hospitality management principles in a practicum setting.
  • identify sound planning and execution in special events and catered functions.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MAT 118 Business and Financial Mathematics 3
HRM 105 Introduction to Hospitality 3
HRM 131 Applied Foodservice Sanitation 2
Semester Total 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HRM 170 Hospitality Ethics 3
HRM 120 Purchasing-Hospitality Industry 3
ENG 107
or ENG 106
Technical Writing
Introduction to Literature
SOC 150
or PSY 140
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
HRM 130 Hospitality Facilities and Equipment 3
Semester Total 15
Summer Session
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HRM 250 Hospitality Management Internship 3
Semester Total 3
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HRM 205 Dining Room Operations 3
HRM 211 Rooms Division Management 3
HRM 225 Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law 3
HRM 160 Hospitality Accounting 3
HRM 208 Security and Risk Management 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HRM 201 Event Planning and Catering 3
HRM 230 Marketing for the Hosp. Industry 3
HRM 235 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
Elective* Humanities 3
Elective** Science 3-5
Semester Total 15-17
Credit Total 62-64

*Recommended Humanities electives: SPN 105.
**Students who may transfer should take a laboratory science.