Hospitality Management, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

The Hospitality Management curriculum will prepare students for first-level management trainee positions in the hospitality industry. Coursework will introduce students to the hospitality industry segments of event planning, food and beverage, hotel, and travel and tourism. The graduate will be prepared for employment in a variety of operations in the Hospitality industry or to continue their education at a four-year institution.

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. work within established guidelines for safety at all times.
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of culinary skills and kitchen management.
  3. identify the various segments and career opportunities of the hospitality industry.
  4. describe the role of marketing, management, human resources, law, procurement, and customer service in the hospitality industry.
  5. communicate effectively in supervisory and leadership positions.
  6. demonstrate higher order thinking skills when solving problems in hospitality settings.
  7. interpret numerical data that will influence financial decisions in hospitality operations.
  8. apply appropriate business solutions to work-related situations in the hospitality industry.
  9. project a level of professionalism appropriate to hospitality industry standards.
  10. define the role of the hospitality professional in contemporary life.

Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
COM 101Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3
MTH 108Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)3
BIO 177Food Science3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3
HST 102United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)3
Program Requirements
ACC 100Applied Accounting3
HTM 100Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
CUL 101Safety and Sanitation1
CUL 150Culinary Essentials3
HTM 115Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3
HTM 120Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3
HTM 200Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3
HTM 205Legal Aspects of Hospitality3
HTM 210Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3
HTM 215Hospitality Sales and Marketing3
HTM 225Hotel Operations3
HTM 230Bar and Beverage Management3
HTM 240Workplace Learning: Hospitality4
HTM 245Meetings and Event Planning3
HTM 275Travel and Tourism3
HTM 280Foodservice Management Lab3
Total Credit Hours65
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency.
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency.
CUL 101 Safety and Sanitation1Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 177 Food Science3Reading Proficiency.
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency.
CUL 150 Culinary Essentials3CUL 101, HTM 100, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HST 102 United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours18
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100, MTH 108 or Higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100, MTH 108 or higher, and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 230 Bar and Beverage Management3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 225 Hotel Operations3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality4HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in at least one class which is related to student's Major or career interest or with permission of the instructor.
HTM 275 Travel and Tourism3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 245 Meetings and Event Planning3HTM 100 and Reading Proficiency.
HTM 280 Foodservice Management Lab3CUL 150, HTM 115, HTM 210, and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours16
Total Credit Hours65

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.