Hotel & Restaurant Management - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion for creating memorable experiences into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

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This program is designed as a terminal degree and prepares students for immediate entry into a career. This program provides students with fundamental business knowledge and prepares them for careers in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry, business development and management, government, retail and not-for-profit

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Obtain entry-level and supervisory careers in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry, business development and management, government, retail or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Analyze contemporary business problems and propose effective solutions using case studies and SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).
  • Identify ethical and unethical business behaviors and explain the impact of each type of behavior on an organization’s stakeholders (i.e., customers, competitors,
    investors, creditors, government regulators, employees, etc.).
  • Design and deliver effective oral presentations as commonly used in contemporary business environments.
  • Use applications software for basic word processing, spreadsheet and presentation projects.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
CULA103 Food Service Sanitation 1
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
HOST101 Introduction to Hotel, Restaurant
and Institutional Management
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing & Communication I 3
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
BUSA101 Introduction to Business 3
COMS120 Computer Software Applications 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
ACCT101 Accounting Principles I – Financial 3
BUSA211 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
BUSA110 Business Communications 3
HOST136 Hospitality Marketing** 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
BUSA205 Business Law I 3
ECON101 Macroeconomics 3
HOST108 Hotel & Restaurant Operations*** 3
HOST201 Food & Beverage Management*** 3
HOST280 Hospitality and Culinary Arts Internship 2
Total Semester Credits

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

**Course only offered in fall

***Course only offered in spring

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.