Hospitality Management, Associate in Applied Science

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.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

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.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

Program of Study

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

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics3Reading Proficiency
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
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 and HTM 100 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HST 102 United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours18
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and MTH 108 or higher with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100 and MTH 108 or higher with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 230 Bar and Beverage Management3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 225 Hotel Operations3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality4HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 275 Travel and Tourism3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 245 Meetings and Event Planning3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 280 Foodservice Management Lab3CUL 150, HTM 115, and HTM 210 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Total Credit Hours65

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**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. 

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 108 Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)3Reading Proficiency
HTM 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3Reading Proficiency
CUL 101 Safety and Sanitation1Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CUL 150 Culinary Essentials3CUL 101 and HTM 100 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 115 Hospitality Customer Service and Guest Relations3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ACC 100 Applied Accounting3Reading Proficiency
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 177 Food Science3Reading Proficiency
HTM 120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry3HTM 100 and MTH 108 or higher with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
HTM 205 Legal Aspects of Hospitality3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control3HTM 100 and MTH 108 or higher with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
HTM 215 Hospitality Sales and Marketing3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 225 Hotel Operations3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 230 Bar and Beverage Management3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 240 Workplace Learning: Hospitality4HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 245 Meetings and Event Planning3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HTM 275 Travel and Tourism3HTM 100 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
HTM 280 Foodservice Management Lab3CUL 150, HTM 115, and HTM 210 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours6
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HST 102 United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Apply for graduation
Credit Hours3
Total Credit Hours65

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**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.