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Hotel and Restaurant Management
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Debra Frank

Hotel and Restaurant Management

The Hotel and Restaurant Management option offers students the opportunity to acquire the business management skills and hospitality finesse needed to develop a career in the expanding hotel and restaurant industry. An array of career possibilities is available to graduates in the areas of professional management in restaurants, hotels, resorts, hospitals, institutions, conferencing and catering, and recreation management.


Hotel signAllegany College of Maryland's Hotel and Restaurant Management option blends theoretical and hands-on learning in the areas of management, human resources, accounting, food and beverage operations, and lodging operations.

This option is designed so you can earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality Management (Hotel and Restaurant Management Option) in two years. In a partnership with our Culinary Arts program, you'll gain invaluable experience operating and managing a college-owned restaurant in downtown Cumberland. Additionally, you'll complete one of your internships at an area lodging facility to round out your hands-on training.

Chefs preparing platesAs a Hotel and Restaurant Management student, you may choose to concurrently earn your Culinary Arts degree. Be sure to discuss this possibility with your advisor if it's of interest to you.

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

In the Hotel and Restaurant Management option, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Sanitation
  • Menu Planning and Food Merchandising
  • Purchasing, Inventory, and Cost Control
  • Internship I and II
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control
  • Property Management
  • Quantity Food Production
  • Front Office Management
  • Dining Room Management
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Beverage Management


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

Career Info

Hotel and Restaurant 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


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

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

Gateway Center

A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America