This course is an overview of the history, current trends, and general organizational structure of the hospitality industry. Additionally, the course covers topics such as recreational entertainment, economic impact of hospitality, and service standards. The course also gives students the opportunity to examine careers in tourism, food service, and lodging industries.
Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate (Undergraduate)
Whether you're interested in starting a new career in hospitality or enhancing your role, the Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate can provide a foundation for your career path. You'll learn industry basics to prepare you for certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), including Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) for entry-level roles, and Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) if you're aspiring to a managerial role.
The Certificate in Hospitality Fundamentals helps students build a foundation of knowledge in an array of foodservice, lodging management, and tourism industry settings. The courses emphasize the development of leadership competencies and management practices that are valued in today's hospitality industry.
Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate (Undergraduate) requires a minimum of 18 credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
CGSP and CHS are registered trademarks of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.
Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program. Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) for the Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate program.