The Hotel, Destination, and Event Management concentration prepares students for entry-level supervision in lodging, destination, and event management. This leads to  management positions with increasing responsibility in lodging, tourism, and event management organizations. Included is a minimum component of food service and observations of front-office and sales/marketing and convention planning functions. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) Programs. Practical industry related experiences are included.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Apply proper sanitation principles to meet industry standards and government regulations, and successfully complete ServSafe Certification Exam.
  2. Utilize leadership and management skills by applying standard HR principles in regards to recruiting, retaining, and developing staff requiring interpersonal interaction, motivation, decision-making, to support the organization and its goals. 
  3. Listen and effectively communicate in a positive, professional, and ethical manner with customers and co-workers of diverse backgrounds to create an exemplary hospitality experience. 
  4. Obtain an entry-level skill position in the hospitality industry.
  5. Demonstrate customer service skills and professional and ethical conduct according to appropriate industry/workplace standards.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of basic culinary competencies.
  7. Acquire and correctly use general industry information, computer and technical skills, and certifications for employment in the hospitality industry.
  8. Use appropriate technology for written communication, information gathering, scheduling, data analysis, forecasting, report generation, and planning to facilitate smooth operation of a hospitality/tourism organization.
  9. Use organization and flexibility to complete tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a unique timely manner with attention to detail in an unpredictable environment.
  10. Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations.
  11. Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization.
  12. Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management .
  13. Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management.
  14. Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HOSP-1010 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 2
HOSP-1020 Sanitation and Safety 2
HOSP-1031 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts 3
HOSP-1040 Customer Service 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACCT-1020 Applied Accounting 3
HOSP-1580 Front Office Operations 2
HOSP-1482 Housekeeping Management 2
HOSP-1180 Event Planning Essentials 2
Arts and Humanities requirements 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
 Credit Hours15
Summer Session
HOSP-1960 Lodging/Tourism Field Experience 1
 Credit Hours1
Third Semester
HOSP-1380 Dimensions of Tourism 3
HOSP-2400 Hospitality Management and Supervision 3
HOSP-2480 Hospitality Law 3
HOSP-2700 Hospitality Purchasing 2
MATH-1190 Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning (or higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course) 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
BADM-xxxxBusiness Elective 3
HOSP-2380 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
HOSP-2500 Hospitality Cost Control 3
HOSP-2580 Convention Management and Meeting Planning 2
HOSP-2862 Lodging and Tourism Management Experience 1
Social and Behavioral Science requirements 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet Mathematics requirements for this program.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.