The A.A.S. in Hospitality Services Management is a flexible degree designed to introduce students to the key skills and concepts required for a successful career in the expanding field of hospitality services. The core courses provide a strong background that addresses all segments of the industry with an emphasis on real-world applications and experiential learning. The curriculum includes adequate credits allotted to electives, thus allowing students to pursue more specialized education in industry segments of their particular interest.
Graduates of the Hospitality Services Management A.A.S. will be able to:
Describe key skills and characteristics required for a successful career in hospitality
Describe industry standards of performance and career progression
Identify and discuss key aspects of quality guest service
Discuss the essential role of interpersonal skills in the hospitality industry, including leadership, professionalism, networking, and cross-cultural awareness
Use appropriate technologies
Identify trends in hospitality
General Education Courses
The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.
Choose eleven credits of HSM classes, six of which must be at the 2000 level
Sequence of Study - Hospitality Services Management A.A.S.
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.
Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.
Triple asterisk (***) denotes a course that satisfies the culminating experience requirement for A.A.S. programs.
Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:
Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.