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
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Hospitality Management – AAS
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Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • A la Carte Cooking Lab
  • Applied Math
  • 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
  • Written Communication in the Workplace
Term 4
  • Business Law
  • Dinner and Front of the House
  • Hospitality Internship
  • Human and Work Relations
  • Introduction to Accounting or
    Financial Accounting
  • 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 $41,500 $59,300 $68,200
General and Operations Managers $43,500 $90,300 $113,700
Lodging Managers $32,600 $51,100 $60,400

Source: 2022 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

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Last Names A – M
Student Services Email Student Services 319-296-4014 Hawkeye Center 208
Academic/College Success Advisor
Last Names N – Z
John Peterson Email John Peterson 319-296-4014 ext.1448 Bremer Hall 136
Faculty Advisor
Ashley Eckheart Email Ashley Eckheart 319-296-2329 ext.1384 Bremer Hall 111
David Grunklee Email David Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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