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Hospitality Program

2017-2018

Event Management

Description: Students gain solid business knowledge and comprehensive skills designed to help prepare for a career in the destination, event and meeting industries for any of the corporate, association, social, leisure, or hospitality and tourism arenas. Curriculum exposes students to develop and enhance sales techniques, efficiently and effectively research locations and activities available, and gain business skills necessary for success in providing the highest level of guest service and satisfaction. Extensive techniques are examined for increasing organizational skills and the attention to detail necessary to carry out events of all sizes. Coursework is supplemented by numerous field excursions and networking opportunities within San Diego county which is one of the most prominent locations for destination and event management in the United States.

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Program Goals: A core set of meeting and event management courses, keeping the major in context, centers on the hospitality industry. Students obtain an integrated and expansive view of all hospitality and business segments for greater marketability and career opportunities.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Event Management 30
Hotel Management 30
Associate of Science Degree:
Event Management 37*
Hotel Management 35*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Program Emphasis: The world of hospitality is unique because it offers opportunities in a variety of vocations. Employees could manage departments in a hotel, plan new special effects at a theme park, hire and train employees at a resort, or select and buy china for a post restaurant. They could forecast profitability of a new convention center, publicize a new attraction at a world-famous zoo, organize on-location catering for film crews, or lead port excursions for cruise passengers. They may also become an entrepreneur and own your own franchise eatery or bed and breakfast establishment. This is one field of study than can open many career doors. Hospitality is the largest private sector industry worldwide. Significant growth is expected to continue in these areas, and the industry is known to promote from within and move talented employees quickly up the career ladder. Career paths can be found in many professions in the hospitality industry, where the focus is people, service and guest satisfaction.

Career Options: Meeting planners bring people together for meetings, seminars, conferences, trade shows and expositions. Event planners are actively involved in planning fairs, parties, and other specials events. Certified entertainment managers organize and arrange for artists, music and amusement at meetings and events. Destination specialist are an authority on and know all about a specific city or area. And, incentive travel specialist set up and arrange incentive tours, group tours, and enticement travel and meetings for exceptional employees. Meeting and event professionals are found in a variety of disciplines ranging from catering, decorators, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, facilities directors, corporations, hotel sales managers and many more professional disciplines. Focus is on meeting and events the corporate, association, political, government, entertainment, social life-cycle, educational, religious, and community sectors. Students obtain an integrated and expansive view of all hospitality segments for greater marketability and career opportunities.

Certificate of Achievement

Event Management

Recommended Electives: Business 119; Computer Business Technology 140.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HOSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HOSP 102 Hospitality Financial Reporting Design 3
HOSP 111 Food and Beverage Management 3
HOSP 115 Strategic Leadership in Hospitality 3
HOSP 120 Event & Hospitality Marketing & Sales 3
HOSP 160 Meeting and Convention Management 3
HOSP 165 Special Event Management 3
HOSP 170 Event Promotion & Sponsorship 2
HOSP 175 Convention Service & Catering Management 2
HOSP 185 Event and Meeting Facilities Management or
HOSP 186 The Business of Social Events and Wedding Consulting 2
HOSP 270 Work Experience 2
Total Units = 30

Associate of Science Degree

Event Management

Recommended Electives: Business 119; Computer Business Technology 140.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HOSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HOSP 102 Hospitality Financial Reporting Design 3
HOSP 110 Lodging Management & Operations 3
HOSP 111 Food and Beverage Management 3
HOSP 115 Strategic Leadership in Hospitality 3
HOSP 120 Event & Hospitality Marketing & Sales 3
HOSP 150 Hospitality Human Resources 3
HOSP 160 Meeting and Convention Management 3
HOSP 165 Special Event Management 3
HOSP 170 Event Promotion and Sponsorship 3
HOSP 175 Convention Service & Catering Management 2
HOSP 185 Event and Meeting Facilities Management or
HOSP 186 The Business of Social Events and Wedding Consulting 2
HOSP 270 Work Experience 3
Total Units = 37

Hotel Management

Description: Hotel management covers a range of topics with a business focus aimed at student success in a variety of segments. Specific emphasis includes business priorities and aspects including, leadership and management specific to the industry, business communications, human resources, legal and legislative requirements for lodging operators, and sales and marketing as they relate to guest accommodation. This hospitality business focus prepares students for entry-level supervision and oversight in any of the myriad of segments.

These segments include but are not limited to accommodation options in: hotels, resorts, timeshare/vacation ownership, condominiums, conference centers, camp and park lodges, bed and breakfast inns, private clubs, cruise lines, and casino hotels. Coursework is supplemented with participation in numerous field excursions and opportunities to hear from industry professionals and experts.

Program Goals: A core set of hotel management courses, centers on the hospitality industry. Students obtain an integrated and expansive view of all hospitality and accommodation segments for greater marketability and career opportunities.

Program Emphasis: The world of hospitality is unique because it offers opportunities in countless vocations. You could manage departments in a hotel, plan new special effects at a theme park, hire and train employees at a resort, or select and buy china for a posh restaurant. You could forecast profitability of a new convention center, publicize a new attraction at a world-famous zoo, organize on-location catering for film crews, or lead port excursions for cruise passengers. And, you could become an entrepreneur and own your own franchise eatery or bed and breakfast establishment. This is one field of study that can open any career door you want. Hospitality is the largest private sector industry! Significant growth is expected to continue in these areas, and the industry is known to promote from within and move talented employees quickly up the career ladder. For most any profession you may have an interest in, a career path can be found in the hospitality industry where the focus is people, service and guest satisfaction.

Career Options: Hotel positions are diverse, wide ranging, and include: guest service, finance, marketing, sales, human resources, customer service, purchasing, information technology, security, maintenance, engineering, accounting, food and beverage, banquets, catering, restaurants, nightclubs, concierge, bell staff, housekeeping, reservations, spas, fitness centers and swimming pool operations, meeting planning, and management opportunities in most every establishment. Two hundred different types of positions exist in the hotel industry, from entry-level to executive management. Opportunities abound in rooms management; food and beverage offerings in restaurants, coffee shops, catering and banquets; sales and marketing; event, meeting, and wedding planning; human resources, hiring, training, and coaching employees; housekeeping, security, engineering, maintenance; information technology; and accounting and finance. Choose your location for a hotel position, in high-rise city center hotels; beach, ski, or golf resorts; posh boutique hotels; airport properties, casino hotels that are local or from Las Vegas to Monte Carlo; quaint bed and breakfasts; or bustling convention hotels and conference centers. Properties exist with every imaginable amenity in full-service hotels, to extended-stay or all-suite facilities with more space and comfortable work and living environments, to economy lodging in motels. Vacation ownership or timeshare is also a concept that is greatly increasing in number. Opportunities in hospitality and tourism extend far beyond individual restaurants, recreation services, food service operations, hotels and lodging facilities, and travel-related businesses. Worldwide experiences abound in resorts, country clubs, catering companies, cruise lines, casinos, convention centers, theme parks, airlines, and more.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students who complete the Event and Hotel Management Program will become critical thinkers in an experiential learning environment, who are able to apply business principles and ethical decision making to any aspect of the hospitality and global tourism industry, and cultivate their ability to enhance opportunities for promotion into higher level positions. Students will be able to:

  • Assess and apply the concepts of hospitality business management.
  • Produce and present effective written and oral communication for the hospitality industry.
  • Evaluate ethical leadership and differentiate situations calling for ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrate and articulate a global perspective.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement

Hotel Management

Recommended Electives: Business 119; Computer Business Technology 140.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HOSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HOSP 102 Hospitality Financial Reporting Design 3
HOSP 110 Lodging Management and Operations 3
HOSP 111 Food and Beverage Management 3
HOSP 115 Strategic Leadership in Hospitality 3
HOSP 120 Event & Hospitality Marketing & Sales 3
HOSP 130 Hospitality Law 3
HOSP 150 Hospitality Human Resources 3
HOSP 151 Resort Management 3
HOSP 175 Convention Service & Catering Management 2
HOSP 270 Work Experience 2
Total Units = 30

Associate of Science Degree

Hotel Management

Recommended Electives: Business 119; Computer Business Technology 140.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
HOSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
HOSP 102 Hospitality Financial Reporting Design 3
HOSP 110 Lodging Management & Operations 3
HOSP 111 Food and Beverage Management 3
HOSP 115 Strategic Leadership in Hospitality 3
HOSP 120 Event & Hospitality Marketing & Sales 3
HOSP 130 Hospitality Law 3
HOSP 150 Hospitality Human Resources 3
HOSP 151 Resort Management 3
HOSP 170 Event Promotion and Sponsorship 3
HOSP 175 Convention Service & Catering Management 2
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
HOSP 270 Work Experience 3
Total Units = 35

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.


Program Learning Outcomes