Hospitality Certificate

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CEHP
Hegis Code: 5010
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The Hospitality Certificate curriculum has been developed to provide students with a broad range of coursework designed to support entry level employment in the hospitality industry. Students will engage in coursework designed to develop skills in accounting, computer, and hospitality knowledge. Students will also be able to choose from a range of electives, based on their career interest.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 Liberal Arts electives ANT101, ECO, Foreign language or MAT110 recommended
3 Office Productivity Software CIS125 (Prereq Required)
3 Principles of Hospitality and Tourism HOS181 (Fall only)
3 Hotel/Resort Management or Convention, Meeting and Exposition Management HOS193 (Spring only) or HOS265 (Fall only)
4 Applied Accounting or Financial Accounting BUS144 or BUS146
6 Choose 6 Credits from the following:  
  Foundations of Adventure Education AVS140
  Adventure Program Leadership and Instruction AVS227 (Prereq Required - Fall only)
  Challenge Course Management AVS231 (Prereq Required - Spring only)
  Principles of Management BUS102
  Principles of Marketing BUS103
  Business Communications BUS141
  Business Internship BUS178 (Prereq Required)
  Business Law II BUS202
  Social Media, Advertising and Promotion BUS203 (Prereq Required - Spring only)
  Consumer Behavior BUS204 (Prereq Required - Spring only)
  Principles of Human Resource Management BUS261
  Sanitation CUL125 (Fall only)
  Basic Food Preparation I CUL127 (Fall only)
  Casual Dining Room Service CUL131
  Fine Dining Room Service CUL133
  Introduction to Wine and Spirits CUL140 (Spring only)
  Mathematical Applications for the Food ServiceProfession CUL141 (Spring only)
  Sauce Theory I CUL142 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Bar Operations and Mixology CUL143 (Fall only)
  Introduction to Personal Economics ECO101
  Principles of Microeconomics ECO202
  First Aid and Safety HED104
  Study of Tourism Destinations HOS192 (Fall only)
  Hotel/Resort Management HOS193 (Spring only)
  Convention/Management/Expo Management HOS265 (Fall only)
  Disney World Internship HOS285 (Prereq Required)
  Fundamentals of Nutrition NTR101
26 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG 101
3 HOS 181
3 Hospitality Elective - See Notes 1, 2 and 3
3 HOS 265 (Fall only) or HOS 193 (Spring only)
Second Semester
3 CIS 125
4 BUS 144 or BUS 146
3 Hospitality Electives - See Notes 1, 2 and 3
3 Liberal Arts Electives - See Note 4


  1. Students without any prior hospitality experience are strongly encouraged to take 6 credits of BUS 178 Business Internship.
  2. Students shall pay attention to Fall only, Spring only courses and create an academic plan to support certificate completion and desired course selection.
  3. Students who wish to register for the Disney World Internship (HOS 285) shall see the Disney Coordinator as soon as possible for advisement.
  4. Recommended liberal arts electives are: ANT 101, ECO, Foreign Language, MAT 110.

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