Hospitality Management degrees and certificates
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Hospitality Management

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Hospitality Management

The nation’s dynamic lodging industry generates over $100 billion in yearly sales, employs over 2 million people and creates 100,000 new jobs each year. A wide variety of career opportunities exist in convention, resort, luxury and motor hotels as well as in new lodging concepts such as all-suite hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns and geriatric care facilities. 

NVCC's Hospitality Management degree provides students with a foundation in the foodservice management or hotel management. Students can tailor the program to their interests with a choice of options. Two degree options exist:

Food Service Management Option

Program Overview

Food service is the second largest retail industry in the nation. The demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply. Career opportunities abound in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care. Because the demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply, the daily responsibilities of many food service managers can be as complicated as some of the meals prepared by a fine chef. In addition to the traditional duties of selecting and pricing menu items, using food and other supplies efficiently and achieving quality in food preparation and service, managers are also responsible for a growing number of administrative and human resource tasks. If you're up to the challenge, you'll find an abundance of opportunities in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care upon completing one of our programs. Explore our certificate and degree options to see which fit is best for you!

Earn a degree

  • Hospitality Management: Food service Option A.S.
  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in food service management. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: Dining Room Manager, Line Cook, Health Care Dietary, Personal Chef, or Catering Operations.
  • Students may transfer to Johnson & Wales University which accepts 60 Food service Management credits.

Earn a certificate 

Certificate programs in Culinary Arts and Dietary Supervision are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.


Hotel Management Option

Program Overview

The nation’s dynamic lodging industry generates over $100 billion in yearly sales, employs over 2 million people and creates 100,000 new jobs each year.  Demand for managerial personnel is projected to increase by up to 20-27 percent by the year 2008. A wide variety of career opportunities exist in convention, resort, luxury and motor hotels as well as in new lodging concepts such as all-suite hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns and geriatric care facilities. A comfortable room, good food, and a helpful staff can make being away from home an enjoyable experience for both vacationing families and business travelers. While most lodging managers work in traditional hotels and motels, some work in other lodging establishments, such as camps, inns, boardinghouses, dude ranches, and recreational resorts. In full-service hotels, lodging managers help their guests have a pleasant stay by providing many of the comforts of home, including cable television, fitness equipment, and voice mail, as well as specialized services such as health spas. For business travelers, lodging managers often schedule available meeting rooms and electronic equipment, including slide projectors and fax machines. Hotels increasingly emphasize specialized training. Job opportunities in hotel management are expected to be best for persons with college degrees in hotel or restaurant management.

Earn a degree

  • Hospitality Management: Hotel Option A.S.
  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in hotel management. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: front desk manager, banquet manager, health care dietary, tourism, and event planning.


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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Quick Facts

Hospitality Management Quick Facts

Thousands of Jobs Available
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hospitality industry added 59,000 jobs in June 2016, or 20 percent of all new U.S. jobs created that month, for a total of 15.5 million employees in the sector as of June 30. These include positions at hotels, restaurants, museum and attractions.

Second Largest Private Employer in U.S.
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According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry will remain the nation's second-largest private sector employer with a workforce of 14.7 million.

A Thriving Part of the Local and National Economies
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The National Restaurant Association reports that restaurant and foodservice jobs in Connecticut in 2017 make up 9% of
the state's employment. The hotel industry is among the 10 largest business sectors in America

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An Abundance of Career Opportunities Await our Students

Foodservice is the second largest retail industry in the nation, employing more people in more businesses than any other retail industry. The demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply. Career opportunities abound in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care.

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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Foodservice is the second largest retail industry in the nation, employing more people in more businesses than any other retail industry. The demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply. Career opportunities abound in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care.

For two years in a row, the Foodservice Management Program was honored with the National Restaurant Association’s >Award of Excellence as the top program in Connecticut and third runner-up in the nation. The program also received the V.I.P. Award from Connecticut’s Department of Education and the Governor's Connecticut Tourism Award. 

The program's wine and viticulture component continues to gain national notoriety. 

The general objective of the Foodservice Management program is to prepare students for employment or self-employment in entry to mid-level supervisory and management careers in any of several types of foodservice operations and related positions in production, planning, sales and marketing. In addition, successful completion of the program provides graduates with the opportunity to transfer to bachelor of science degree programs in Hospitality Management/Administration in top universities.

The nation’s dynamic lodging industry generates over $100 billion in yearly sales, employs over 2 million people and creates 100,000 new jobs each year. A wide variety of career opportunities exist in convention, resort, luxury and motor hotels as well as in new lodging concepts such as all-suite hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns and geriatric care facilities.

Graduates pursue management careers in rooms division, front office, food and beverage, conference services, banquets, marketing and sales, financial control, recreation, security, housekeeping and concierge among others.

The program was recently honored with the Governor's Connecticut Tourism Award in Hospitality Education Training.

The general objective of the Hotel Management program is to prepare students for employment or self-employment in entry to midlevel supervisory and management careers, in any of several types of lodging operations and related positions in operations, planning, tourism, sales and marketing. In addition, successful completion of the program provides graduates with the opportunity to transfer to bachelor of science degree programs in Hospitality Management/Administration in top universities.

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Academic & Transfer

Students in NVCC's Hospitality Management Food service Management program can continue their education at Johnson & Wales University who accepts 60 Food service Management credits.

Career Paths


Foodservice

Foodservice is the second largest retail industry in the nation, employing more people in more businesses than any other retail industry. The demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply. Career opportunities abound in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care.

  • Dining Room Manager
  • Line Cook
  • Health Care Dietary
  • Personal Chef
  • Catering Operations

Hotel Management

As an industry that is among the 10 largest business sectors in the U.S. and with 5,000,000 guests staying at hotels daily, the hotel industry adds thousands of jobs each year. Typical career paths in this industry include:

  • Front Desk Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Tourism
  • Healthcare dietary
  • Event Planning

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