Hospitality Specialist

The leisure and hospitality industry includes full-service hotels and resorts, fine-dining restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, cruise ships, theme and amusement parks, casinos and more. The Hospitality Specialist program focuses on supervision, budgeting, marketing and purchasing skills.

  • Prepare for jobs such as front desk supervisor, event planner, dining room manager, guest services coordinator or reservations manager.
  • Completers of this program will also earn the ServSafe Food Production Manager certification.
  • International study tours and internship opportunities are available to further broaden knowledge and experiences in the hospitality field. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.
  • Credits earned in the 30-credit Hospitality Specialist technical diploma program may be applied to the 69-credit Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • The Hospitality and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human relations through club and industry interaction.
  • As a complement to the Hospitality Specialist program, several short-term certificates are available within the School of Business.
Program Name: 
Hospitality Specialist
Program Number: 
31-109-4
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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