Hospitality Management Course Description

Lecture                      Lab                 Credit


HRM 110  Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism            3                      0                      3
Prerequisites: 
Corequisites:  CUL 111, CUL 110
This course covers the growth and progress of the hospitality industry. Topics include tourism, lodging, resorts, gaming, restaurants, foodservice and clubs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the background, context, and career opportunities that exist within the hospitality industry.

 

HRM 120  Front Office Procedures                                   3                      0                      3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces a systematic approach to lodging front office procedures. Topics include reservations, registration, guest satisfaction, occupancy and revenue management, security, interdepartmental communications, and related guest services. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of current front office operating systems, including efficient and courteous guest services.

HRM 125  Etiquette for Hospitality                                    1                      0                      1
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course covers social skills needed to effectively interact within organizational and customer situations. Topics include general social manners, personal appearance, table manners, restaurant and meeting etiquette, and business interaction. Upon completion, students should be able to function with confidence in various social, cultural, and professional situations.

HRM 140  Legal Issues – Hospitality                                  3                           0               3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course covers the rights and responsibilities that the law grants to or imposes upon the hospitality industry.  Topics include federal and state regulations, historical and current practices, safety and security, risk management, loss prevention, relevant torts, and contracts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal system and the concepts necessary to prevent or minimize organizational liability.

HRM 150 Training for Hospitality                                           3                      0                      3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None

This course introduces techniques and methodology involved in developing training programs. Topics include job specification/description and breakdown, current and traditional training methods, coaching, evaluation, and management development. Upon completion, students should be able to produce job specifications, descriptions and breakdowns, and conduct technical training.

HRM 210 Meetings & Event Planning                                  3                       0                     3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, CPT sentence skills 86+; CPT reading score 86+; CPT Arithmetic score 43+, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces concepts related to the planning and operation of conventions, trade shows, professional meetings, and foodservice events. Emphasis is placed on methods of marketing, selling, organizing, and producing conventions, events, and trade shows that will increase financial and environmental value. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of management principles for multi-function, multi-day conferences and events.

HRM 220 Cost Control – Food & Beverage                     3                          0                   3
Prerequisites:  ENG 090, RED 090, Program enrollment, signature permission required, CUL 111 and MAT 115 with a minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces controls and accounting procedures as applied to costs in the hospitality industry. Topics include reports, cost control, planning and forecasting, control systems, financial statements, operational efficiencies, labor controls and scheduling. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of food, beverage, and labor cost control systems for operational troubleshooting and problem solving.

HRM 225 Beverage Management                                   3                           0                    3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces the management of beverages served in hospitality operations. Topics include history and trends; service, procurement and storage; knowledge and control of wines and fermented/distilled beverages; and non-alcoholic beverages, coffees, and teas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of responsible alcohol service and the knowledge of beverages consumed in a hospitality operation.

HRM 230 Club & Resort Management                         3                            0                     3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces specific principles of managing a hospitality operation in a resort or club setting. Topics include operational efficiencies, resort and club marketing, recreational and sport activity management, and retail management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specialized skills involved in resort and club management.

HRM 240 Marketing for Hospitality                              3                             0                    3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None

This course covers planning, organizing, directing, and analyzing the results of marketing programs for the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on target marketing, marketing mix, analysis, product and image development, use of current media, sales planning, advertising, public relations, and collateral materials. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the marketing process as it relates to the hospitality industry.

HRM 245 Human Resource Management – Hospitality     3                  0                     3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course introduces a systematic approach to human resource management in the hospitality industry. Topics include training/development, staffing, selection, hiring, recruitment, evaluation, benefit administration, employee relations, labor regulations/laws, discipline, motivation, productivity, shift management, contract employees and organizational culture. Upon completion, students should be able to apply human resource management skills for the hospitality industry.

HRM 280 Management Problems – Hospitality          3                         0                       3
Prerequisites:  Program enrollment, signature permission required, HRM 110, and CUL 111 Minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites:  None
This course is designed to introduce students to timely issues within the hospitality industry and is intended to move students into a managerial mindset. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving skills using currently available resources. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of how hospitality management principles may be applied to real challenges facing industry managers.