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Hospitality Management

Program Pathway

Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 65
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • A la Carte Cooking Lab
  • Hospitality Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Hospitality
Term 2
  • Event Planning and Customer Service 1
  • Hotel Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Restaurant Management
Term 3
  • Catering and Banqueting
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Management Decision Making
  • Menu Planning and Design
  • Principles of Marketing
Term 4
  • Business Law
  • Dinner and Front of the House
  • Hospitality Internship
  • Introduction to Accounting -OR-
    Principles of Accounting I
  • Purchasing, Receiving, and Inventory

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Check out the Business and Professional Development continuing education courses and Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.



Graduates may find employment for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, restaurants, institutions, and clubs.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Food Service Managers $35,100 $51,300 $59,400
General and Operations Managers $45,800 $98,000 $124,100
Lodging Managers $35,600 $53,500 $62,500

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo, IA
Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Falls, IA
Western Homes Cedar Falls, IA
Lost Island Waterpark Waterloo, IA
The Isle Casino Waterloo, IA

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