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The Hospitality Management program prepares you for supervisor and manager positions in hotels, resorts, restaurants, institutions, and clubs. You will learn to understand and apply the administrative and practical skills to manage food and lodging operations, including:
Learn from instructors who bring real-world experience from their education and professional lives. Instructors have a variety of certifications from the National Restaurant Association and the State of Iowa.
Field Trips: Visit a variety of hotels, restaurants, event centers, and food service facilities to learn how your skills and knowledge can be applied in a variety of work environments.
Community Classroom: Hawkeye has partnered with local businesses to give you experience with large-scale restaurant, dining, and catering operations.
You may take National Restaurant Association certification exams and earn the ServSafe Manager, Food and Beverage Management, Purchasing and Inventory, and Dining Room Management certifications. You may also receive a Certified Pool Operator certification from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
This program qualifies for the Scholarship for Success, a Hawkeye scholarship awarded to students who have excelled academically at the high school or HiSET level and will pay $250 per semester towards your tuition!
Ashley worked in the hospitality management industry for more than 15 years and held various management positions in hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. She was an adjunct instructor at Hawkeye for three years prior to becoming full-time faculty in 2017. In addition, she is a Serv Safe Instructor and Proctor and has a CPO license. She resides in New Hampton with her husband and two daughters. Ashley enjoys everything about the rewarding field of food and beverage, and her passion is evident in her teaching. As she often tells her students, "I am changing the world of food every day."
"Only a life lived to the service of others is worth living." — Albert Einstein
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Graduates may find employment for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, restaurants, institutions, and clubs.
Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:
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