Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Online Catalog 
2022-2023 Online Catalog

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, A.A.S.

Program Description

The Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program provides Union County College students with a strong business and customer service foundation required for careers in the dynamic and expanding, hotel, restaurant, and tourism industry.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the essential elements of management including following a code of ethics within the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and abilities to lead, motivate, and manage others, and resolve conflicts;
  • Discuss fundamental principles of the hospitality and tourism industry in a diverse global environment;
  • Apply knowledge of sales and marketing, hotel front office management, customer service and food and beverage in the hospitality industry;
  • Demonstrate teamwork, quality improvements, and the ability to make educated decisions in this ever changing, complex, international industry;
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, and electronic formats in hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries;
  • Apply critical thinking, decision making skills, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of technical literature in the areas of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management;
  • Evaluate the various issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.

After Union County College

Graduates can enter an exciting career in the rapidly growing hotel, restaurant, and tourism industry or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Consultation with the Division Dean’s office is advised.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

* Students planning to transfer to a four year program should take MAT 127 and ECO 201/202.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information