Excellence in guest services and leadership
ACC has the best accommodations to help you meet your educational goals. You can build important marketable skills to quickly enter the hospitality business, prepare to transfer to a four-year university, or add managerial training to your current experience. We prepare you for a multitude of positions in hotels, resorts, spas, and restaurants by immersing you in the hospitality industry's preferred technology and business practices. You'll develop organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving expertise while benefiting from informative guest speakers and ample opportunities to network with leaders in the local hospitality industry.
The following degree and certificate options are available:
Associate of Applied Science in:
- Hospitality Management - Food and Lodging
- Hospitality Management - Hotel and Lodging
- Hospitality Management - Baccalaureate Preparation
- Hospitality Management
What skills can I gain?
Students develop skills to fill a multitude of positions in the hospitality industry including administrative and managerial roles. Baccalaureate prep students take 42 general education credit hours, which are transferable to any higher education institution in Texas, in addition to eight courses in the hospitality management major area. Students will also study topics pertaining to sanitation and safety, front office procedures, travel industry management, purchasing, financial management, meeting and event planning, marketing, sales, and legal issues in hospitality.
How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?
Associate degree students typically require at least two and a half years to complete their studies. Students in the certificate program usually require at least one and a half years of study. How quickly you complete your course of study depends on how many courses are taken each semester. Hospitality Management courses are scheduled to meet once per week for two hours and 40 minutes. The program also offers distance learning and hybrid courses.
Where can I work with this education?
Program graduates go on to work in large and small operations across the U.S. and abroad. Some have assumed managerial positions at major name-brand hotels while others work in front office, property management, marketing, and sales functions in the hospitality industry. The program works closely with Hilton, Hyatt, DoubleTree, Four Seasons, and Starwood hotels and resorts.
How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?
All prospective and current students must be advised by the program in order to enroll in Hospitality Management courses. Please contact us for additional information.