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HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality Associate of Arts and Certificate of Achievement programs include fundamental aspects of all phases of hotel management and its role in the hospitality industry. The programs cover general hotel operations, front office and back office operations, hotel sales and marketing, event and convention planning and more. The course work prepares students for a variety of occupations with hotels, resorts, private clubs, convention centers, meeting centers, cruise ships, sports and entertainment venues, and other commercial settings. 
 
Hospitality’s wide range of career options includes jobs in small or large lodging, meeting, convention, event, entertainment, destination management, and food service companies. West students are currently employed in professional positions at several five-star hotels in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
 

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL UNITS

Hospitality

AA

GE Plan

36

60+

Hospitality Operations 

Cert

N/A

18

18

+ At least 60 degree applicable units (36 total major units) are required to earn an Associate Degree.

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Associates DegreeHospitality

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

Requirements

The Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality is primarily designed for career and technical education and workforce training/development. The curriculum is not aligned with course requirements for transfer to a specific major at a four-year college or university.
 
Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university with a major in Hospitality or a related major should consult the Transfer Center or the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.

(36 Units, GE Plan) + All other West requirements for Associate Degree. 

MAJOR CODE: 1307.00
Required Courses  Units
Hospt 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
Hospt 302 Introduction to Hotel/Motel Operations 3
Hospt 303 Hotel Front Office Operations 3
Hospt 310 Hospitality Sales or Market 1 Principles of Selling 3
Hospt 311 Hospitality Marketing or Market 21 Principles of Marketing 3
Hospt 320 Hospitality Law or Bus 005 Business Law 1 3
Hospt 325 Guest Relations Management 3
Hospt 330 Managing Technology and E-Commerce 3
Hospt 340 Introduction to Professional Food Service 3
Electives - Choose 3 of these Courses:
Bus 1 Business 001 Introduction to Business 3
Mgt 1 Management 001 Principles of Management 3
Hospt 135 Meeting/Convention and Incentive Planning  3
Hospt 136 Event Management 3
Travel 100 Introduction to the Travel Industry 3
Total Major Units  36

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Certificate of Achievement

Hospitality - Hotel Front Desk & Back Office Operations

Certificate of Achievement

Requirements 

The Hotel Front Desk and Back Office Operations Certificate of Achievement includes courses about the day-to-day operations of hotel or other lodging establishments where the Front Desk is the central hub of the operation. Students acquire skills in guests relations, problem-solving, decision-making, as well as managing the various technology systems used by hotels and other lodging establishments. Student will also receive an overview of various departments and how they interact with the Front Desk. Departments can include reservations, housekeeping, food & beverage,  engineering, security, accounting, convention services, plus outlets such golf, tennis, spas and other activity/revenue centers. Students are taught the various cycles of the guest experience from pre-arrival, arrival, check-in, and check-out. 
 
MAJOR CODE: 1307.00
Required Courses Units
Hospt 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
Hospt 302 Introduction to Hotel/Motel Operations 3
Hospt 303 Hotel Front Office Operations 3
Hospt 325 Guest Relations Management  3
Hospt 330 Managing Technology and E-Commerce 3
Electives - Choose 1 of these Courses:
Hospt 310 Hospitality Sales or Marketing 1 Principles of Selling 3
Hospt 311 Hospitality Marketing or Marketing 21 Principles of Marketing 3
Travel 100 Introduction to the Travel Industry 3
Total Required Units 18