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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Services Management, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science | HOSP.SERV.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 52.0904
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Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

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
  • Apply key aspects of quality guest services in various hospitality industries
  • Explore how technologies are used in hospitality operations or businesses
  • Identify trends in hospitality
  • Examine the role of interpersonal skills in the hospitality industry, including leadership, professionalism, networking, and cross-cultural awareness
  • Analyze how principles of management are used in areas of the hospitality industry

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.

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.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 61 Credits


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.

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