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Hospitality Management is a combination of food service, hotel management and business training into one integrated study. You will learn effective communication, leadership and management skills; an understanding of workplace expectations and standards; and techniques for handling issues with workers and customers. Additionally, you will receive hands-on work experience, attention from expert faculty who are active in the industry, and the knowledge with which to make educated, lawful, ethical and productive decisions.

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Lodging Manager – est. salary $50,011*
Concierge – est. salary $29,554
Hotel Desk Clerk – est. salary $25,548


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Hospitality Management degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CAHM 110-Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3 credits CAHM 110 is a prerequisite for CAHM 120, CAHM 130, CAHM 198, CAHM 185, CAHM 271 and CAHM 280 Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits ENGL 101 is a prerequisite for ENGL 102 ENGL 101
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits FNMT 118 is a prerequisite for CAHM 120 and CAHM 271 Mathematics
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits CIS 103 is a prerequisite for CAHM 120 and CAHM 271 Technology Competency
CAHM 170-Elementary Food Preparation, Principles and Practices 4 credits CAHM 170 is prerequisite for CAHM 171, CAHM 198 and CAHM 185 Major Course

To qualify for the Hospitality Management Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students must complete a minimum of 66 credit hours as described and attain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Although not required, CAHM 161 Foodservice Safety and Sanitation is recommended. Please see a CAHM advisor for help.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ECON 181-Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 3 credits   Major Course
SOC 101-Introduction to Sociology 3 credits   Social Science Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity
CAHM 171-Quantity Food Preparation 4 credits   Major Course
CAHM 120-Hotel Front Office Management 4 credits CAHM 110, CIS 103 and FNMT 118 is prerequisite for CAHM 120 Major Course
HIST 142-Food History 4 credits   Humanities Elective Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity

To qualify for the Hospitality Management Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students must complete a minimum of 66 credit hours as described and attain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CAHM 198 - Hospitality Management Work Experience 3 credits Applied learning (e.g., work experience, field work.)
CAHM 198 is a prerequisite for CAHM 280
Major Course
CAHM185 - Dining Room Management 3 credits CAHM 110 & CAHM 170 is prerequisite for CAHM 198 & CAHM 185 Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits ENGL 101 is prerequisite for ENGL 102 ENGL 102 Info Literacy
CAHM 266 - Hospitality Law 3 credits   Major Course
CAHM 130 - Hotel Facilities Management 3 credits CAHM 110 is prerequisite for CAHM 130 Major Course
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting 3 credits   Major Course

To qualify for the Hospitality Management Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students must complete a minimum of 66 credit hours as described and attain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Please see a CAHM advisor for help.

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CAHM 278-Hospitality Marketing 3 credits   Major Course
CAHM 271-Food, Beverage Management & Labor Cost Controls 3 credits CAHM 110, CIS 103 and FNMT 118 is a prerequisite for CAHM 271 Major Course
CAHM 276-Food & Beverage Management 3 credits CAHM 171 is a prerequisite for CAHM 276 Major Course
CAHM 280 -Introduction to Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3 credits CAHM 110 & CAHM 198 is a prerequisite for CAHM 280 Major Course
EASC 111-Environmental Conservation 3 credits If planning to transfer to a four-year institution, choose a natural science elective based on the requirements of the intended transfer institution. Please see a CAHM advisor for help. Natural Science Elective

To qualify for the Hospitality Management Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, students must complete a minimum of 66 credit hours as described and attain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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