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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, recreation, and/or food service.


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  Hotel and Restaurant Management 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.

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


AOC - Hotel and Restaurant Management  also includes:

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


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

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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

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


Joshua Leibfreid, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

Gymnasium, Room 170

B.S., Mount Saint Mary's University

M.B.A., Saint Francis University


Program Options

Career Programs

Hospitality Management


One-Year Certificate Programs
Restaurant Management
Event Management



Letter of Recognition Programs
Food Service Supervision
Lodging Supervision

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