Hospitality Management Associate Degree

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Rewarding Careers. Infinite Possibilities.

You want more from your career – more responsibility and more rewards. We’ll help you get there.

Take your career to the next level – whether that’s at a restaurant, resort, hotel, golf course, or other venue. With the Hospitality Management associate degree, you’ll be prepared for mid-management positions anywhere you want to go. Get skills and knowledge needed to upgrade your career. 

Program Code: 101092

If you are interested in travel, lodging, and dining - and you thrive in fast-paced environments - you have countless career opportunities in the hospitality industry. As a graduate of the Hospitality Management associate degree, you will be prepared for mid-management positions in hotels, restaurants, food service departments, golf/country clubs, ski resorts, private catering, assisted living centers, tourism bus lines, universities, cruise ships, and more. You may secure employment as a front office manager, food/beverage manager, executive housekeeper, revenue enhancement manager, building superintendent, or a sales manager (to name just some of the many careers in this exciting industry!) The curriculum includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certifications.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Hotel Management, 301095

Restaurant Management, 301096

Employment Potential

Tourism is Wisconsin’s fastest-growing industry and there are many interesting and challenging opportunities for relocating to work throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the United States. A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper
  • Front Desk Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant General Manager

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Hotel General Manager
  • Food Service Director
  • Tourism Director
  • Convention/Exposition Manager

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Hospitality Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: *The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirement.

10-109-114 Hotel Management is typically offered in the fall. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss options.

10-109-127 Hospitality Facilities Management is typically offered in the fall. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss options.

10-109-126 Hospitality Finance is typically offered in the spring. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss options.

Program Outcomes

  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control business processes.


Programs in the College of Business at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP's accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. ACBSP - World Headquarters 11520 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: (913) 339-9356

Industry Credentials

Students will earn these certifications upon successful completion of the following courses.

Hotel Management (American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute Hotel/Restaurant Management Certification)

Hospitality Finance (American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting Certification)

Hospitality Facilities Management (American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute Managing Housekeeping Operations Certification)

Principles of Sanitation (National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Manager Certification)

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit