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Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management curriculum prepares individuals to seek employment in a variety of hospitality and recreation businesses. Successful completion of the degree program will qualify a person to be employed in hotels, restaurants, resorts, and other businesses that provide lodging, spa services, recreation, and/or food service.

Overview

Hotel Front Desk, People SmilingLearning the business side of the hospitality industry is the best way to prepare yourself for positions at restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, motels, inns, and resorts. Our program is designed so you can earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality Management in two years.

Students choosing the Hotel and Restaurant Management Option will take courses that are intended to provide them with the skill set to enable them to function as first-line managers. In a partnership with the Culinary Arts program, students will have the opportunity to operate and manage a college-owned restaurant in the Gateway Center building in downtown Cumberland. Program specific courses include a practicum component that will provide valuable hands-on experience in all aspects of restaurant management. In addition, students will complete one of their internships at an area lodging facility to round-out their training.

Students choosing the Professional Golf Management Option will take courses above and beyond their Professional Golf Management Certificate coursework to provide them with a greater knowledge base about resort and recreation operations. Areas of course study include pro shop management, coaching, and player development.

Students choosing the Spa Management Option will take courses that are intended to provide them with a skill set to enable them to function as spa attendants or first-line managers. In partnership with the Therapeutic Massage program through specific courses, students will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience of spa techniques and management. In addition, students will complete their internships in an area resort to round-out their training.


The ACM Hospitality Management program
has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as a Statewide Designated Program. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the state of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Course Info

As a Hospitality Management program student, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Supervision
  • Cost Control
  • Property Management
  • Purchasing
  • Front Office Management
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Marketing

 

Hotel and Restaurant Management option also includes:

  • Menu Planning and Food Merchandising
  • Quantity Food Production
  • Dining Room Management
  • Beverage Management
  • Nutrition

 

Professional Golf Management option also includes:

  • Customer Relations
  • The History of Golf
  • The Rules of Golf
  • Tournament Operations
  • Golf Car Fleet Management
  • Golfer Development Programs
  • Mechanics and Teaching the Golf Swing
  • Merchandising Golf Attire and Equipment

 

Spa Management option also includes:

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Massage
  • Introduction to the Spa Industry
  • How to Become a Healing Presence
  • Spa Policies and Procedures
  • Holistic Approach to Wellness
  • Spa Management
  • Spa Techniques

 

A full listing of program courses can be found in the credit catalog.

Career Info

Hospitality Management program graduates enjoy enriching and rewarding careers at:

  • Healthcare institutions
  • Lodging facilities
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Schools and colleges
  • Tourist venues

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Faculty/Staff Info
Debra Frank, Assistant Professor and Program Director

301-784-5411
dfrank@allegany.edu
Gateway Center

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

R.D., Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh

Dietetic Internship program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Additional graduate study, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Certified Hospitality Educator with the American Hotel and Motel Association


David Sanford, Instructor and Program Coordinator

301-784-5412
dsanford@allegany.edu
Gateway Center

A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America

 


Joshua Leibfreid, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

301-784-5274
jleibfreid@allegany.edu
Gymnasium, Room 170

B.S., Mount Saint Mary's University

M.B.A., Saint Francis University

 


 

Paula Jilanis, Associate Professor and Program Director

301-784-5191
pjilanis@allegany.edu
Allied Health 124

B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland

M.A., Tai Sophia Institute

L.M.T., Baltimore School of Massage