The Hotel-Tourism associate degree program provides education and training for students who would like to work full-time after graduation or continue their studies at another institution to earn a bachelor’s degree.
In the first year, students are introduced to the hospitality industry, studying quantity foods production and food protection. In the second year students focus on hotel management procedures; food, beverage and labor cost controls; and geography and tourism development. Students must participate in an individually planned 300-hour cooperative work program, earning credit toward graduation while employed.
Students of this program have matriculated to Central Connecticut State University with junior status in their Hospitality and Tourism Studies Program. Graduates have also transferred and earned bachelor’s degrees from other colleges and universities such as Cornell University, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire, University of New Haven and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Students must purchase official kitchen and table service uniforms, as well as culinary tools and cutlery.
In addition to this degree, students may earn a second associate degree in Foodservice Management or Culinary Arts by taking additional credit hours. Candidates interested in earning double degrees should see a counselor or a hospitality management faculty member.
Students may attend full- or part-time, day or evening. This program has an active student club that provides a variety of activities to supplement the formal curriculum.
Note: Students should consult individual course descriptions for prerequisite information.