About the Program
The Hospitality Administration program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions within the hospitality industry.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1
AREA OF STUDY: Public Safety, Transportation & Consumer Services
Degrees and Certificates
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The Hospitality Administration Program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level management positions in the hospitality industry. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills for a successful career in a challenging business service environment. The program focuses on courses such as front office procedures, hospitality marketing, food and beverage management, hospitality human resource management, and hospitality facilities management. All of these courses are uniquely designed for the hospitality service industry. Program offerings include an AAS degree in Hospitality Management in addition to certificate options in both Hotel Management and Restaurant Management. Hospitality Administration.
Program Mission Statement
The Hospitality Administration Program successfully prepares graduates for career advancement in a global industry and for lifelong learning in our diverse community.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
Houston Community College (HCC) has become the only higher education institution in the city to have an accredited Hospitality Administration Program. The Accreditation Commission of Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) recently awarded HCC an initial accreditation that will last for seven years (winter 2016–winter 2023).
Contact information for ACPHA:
PO Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654
Phone: (410) 226 – 5527
Program Outcomes and Success Measurement Data
3 Years Ago
2 Years Ago
1 year ago
|Number of Graduates||7||12||9|
|Retention Rate % – Freshmen to Sophomore (for all Programs)||48.5||51.5||51.5|
|Percentage of students employed in the hospitality industry or a related field within 90 days after graduation||69%||83%||73%|
There are 7,178 Food Service Managers and 642 Lodging Managers employed in the Greater Houston Area This number is expected to increase by 8.3% over the next four years.
The estimated annual job openings for Food Service Managers is 327 jobs a year.
Lodging Managers will see an increase of 8% in job growth over the next 8 years and can expect a median salary of $51,840 annually ($24.93/hour).
Food Service Managers will see an increase of 5% in job growth over the next 8 years and can expect a median salary of $50,820 annually ($24.43/hour)
Hybrid Programs Restrictions
Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Language Option Restrictions
Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Required Course Restrictions
Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.
Texas Education Association (TEA) Industry Based Certification Resource
Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.
Event, Meeting, and Conference Planning, C2
Hospitality Management, A.A.S.
Hotel Management, C1
Restaurant Management, C1