2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Hospitality Management Associate in Science for Transfer

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The Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer prepares individuals for transfer to CSU Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science programs. This program is dedicated to preparing students with the skills necessary to successfully transfer. The program offers comprehensive coursework that encompasses the diverse hospitality industry. Students will obtain skills in the operational and legal aspects of hospitality management and supervision, food and beverage operations, cost control, event and catering management, human resources, marketing, and support operations. Emphasis is on guest service strategies, ethical considerations, effective communication, critical thinking, leadership standards, and teamwork. The program combines classroom and laboratory instruction providing students with well-rounded preparation in the hospitality industry. Students completing the program will be prepared for a career in the hospitality industry as entry-level hotel, motel and restaurant managers, food and beverage managers, event, banquet and catering professionals, resort managers and human resource administrators.

Students who complete the Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer degree will receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate preparation for transfer to a four-year Hospitality Management program.
  • Demonstrate preparation for entry level employment in the hospitality industry.
  • Identify legal and ethical considerations affecting the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience of operations relative to the provisions of goods and services in the hospitality business.
  • Observe foundations of leadership, management and human resources.
  • Apply knowledge of financial management related to operations in hospitality.
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Identify event and catering management requirements.

Graduation Requirements
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:                                          

  1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
  2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
FN 150   Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
List A:  Select three courses (9 units)  
FN 154   Hospitality - Production and Cost Control 3
FN 176   Food and Beverage Operations 3
FN 157   Hospitality Law 3
FN 101  * Culinary Principles I 3
List B: Complete two courses from the following or any course from List A not already used (6-7 units)  
ACCT 1A   Financial Accounting 4
FN 110  * Food Preparation Essentials 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description

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