Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Program Description

Students in the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program are exposed to the exciting careers in the hospitality industry through experience in classes, field trips, tours and internships. Graduates are highly sought after by industry employers. Specializations include: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, with certificates in the following areas: Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Pastry & Baking, Restaurant Management, and Tourism & Event Planning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify basic organizational principles within the hospitality management process.
  • Exhibit personal and business standards accepted in the hospitality industry.
  • Examines foundations of management, leadership and human resource in hospitality management.
  • Identify the principles of quality customer service.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the student’s specific program of study, employment opportunities exist in the areas of restaurants, bakeries, hotels and resorts, catering and conference centers, the travel and tourism sector, and many other related fields. Exciting careers include chef, baker, director of sales and marketing, convention services manager, and event and meeting planners. Statistics from the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel Lodging Association indicate there are over 14 million employees working in the restaurant industry and another 1.9 million in the lodging industry. In Nebraska alone, restaurants employ 84,500 workers and expect a 9.2 percent job growth, or 7,800 additional jobs by 2020.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, the proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science