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Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:    Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code:            5010
SUNY Code:             1730
Major Code:             HOSP

The Career

This program covers a broad spectrum of courses to prepare students for careers in the exciting and growing field of hospitality management. The hospitality industry is worldwide, with career potential for students at all levels from local to international. Graduates of this two-year course of study can find management careers with hotel companies, restaurant chains, tourist attractions, recreation facilities, clubs, casinos, convention facilities, and cruise lines, as well as opportunities with supplier and support services to the industry. Those interested in entrepreneurial endeavors will also find many opportunities in the tourism and hospitality field. The service delivery management skills that are the focus of this curriculum are also often transferable to other careers in the business world.

The NCCC Approach

NCCC offers a two-year academic program with ten industry-specific courses meant to give the student a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry and the opportunities and challenges that careers in the service industry provide. Each student will be required to find employment in the industry  in our internship class to complete 90 hours of work experience prior to graduation at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute site. Additional general education and business courses are included that will allow the student to develop supportive knowledge, soft skills, and abilities the industry looks for in its career personnel. We now offer a pathway to allow students to take a paid internship/class at Disney. Students in their third semester can apply to the Disney internship program, and if accepted, complete a semester while working at Disney and taking online classes.


Students are admitted in fall, spring and summer.  Because of the sequencing of courses and the internship requirement, students may take more than four semesters to complete this program if they are admitted in the spring or summer semester. There are also options to accelerate the degree and complete the requirements faster.

Transfer Information

As an associate in applied science degree, this program can be transferred to  many four-year colleges. However, many management positions in the hospitality industry are available for those with two-year degrees. When higher levels of career development are considered, a student may choose to continue academic programs in hospitality programs at the many institutions that offer those degrees. Locally, we have articulation agreements with several four-year programs including degrees at Niagara University and SUNY Buffalo State College.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To give students hands on experience learning and working in several different types of restaurants and hotels
  • To provide students with the fundamental management skills required by the hospitality industry
  • To enhance the students’ understanding of the opportunities and challenges present in the hospitality industry
  • To assist the student in developing the high level personal and professional performance standards required by the hospitality industry
  • To provide students with the necessary support skills (accounting, computer technology, communication) to succeed in management positions within the industry

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Understand the structure and operational challenges of various aspects of the hospitality industry
  • Discern and be able to apply high quality standards as they apply to guest service and employee support and motivation
  • Recognize quality standards as they apply to lodging and food service businesses
  • Demonstrate supervisory-level management skills appropriate to the industry needs
  • Apply managerial accounting principles to various industry situations
  • Utilize appropriate written and oral communication skills for business applications
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in information technology skills appropriate to the industry
  • Exhibit a professional appearance consistent with career expectations

Program Requirements (HOSP)

  1. A total of 64-credits hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0.  Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the degree.
  2. Because the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is not a branch campus, students enrolled at NFCI must take at least one course on the Sanborn campus that is required in the program.
  3. Hospitality: A minimum of 27-credit hours to include:
    HOS 111 - Event Planning  
    HOS 133 - Service Styles and Techniques  
    HOS 142 - Menu Planning & Design  
    HOS 143 - Front of the House Experience  
    HOS 222 - Catering and Events  
    HOS 203 - Hotel Operations II  
    HOS 212 - Industry Experience  
    DIS 206 - Disney College Program Co-op  
  4. Mathematics/Accounting: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
    ACC 116 - Financial Accounting  
    MAT 105 - Mathematics for Consumers  
  5. Business: A minimum of 9-credit hours to include:
    BUS 101 - Organization & Management  
  6. Humanities: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
  7. Food Service: A minimum of 4-credit hours to include:
    CUL 226  -  Beverage Management  
  8. Liberal Arts/General Education Electives:  A minimum of 9-credit hours from four different General Education areas selected through advisement.
    ___  ___  Liberal Arts elective to be selected from (AH, AR, FL, H, M, NS, OW, SS, WC)  
  9. Communications:  A minimum of 3-credit hours to be determined by advisor:
    BUS 229 - Business Communications  OR
    SPE 101 - Speech Communication  

Typical Program

Because the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is not a branch campus, students enrolled at NFCI must take at least one course on the Sanborn campus that is required in the program.


For more information about this program call the NCCC Admissions Office at 716-614-6200.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester.  For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships. The NCCC Foundation/Scholarship Office is located within the Foundation Office, A-265 or by phone (716) 614-5910.

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