Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food services, and healthcare facilities are all looking for educated, qualified hospitality professionals. Central Piedmont will train you in the right skills for the right career at the right price.

What You Will Learn

The Hospitality Management program at Central Piedmont will prepare you to understand and apply the administrative and practical skills needed for supervisory and managerial positions in hotels, motels, resorts, inns, restaurants, institutions, and clubs. You will take courses related to guest services, leadership, management, restaurant operations, lodging operations, marketing, sanitation, food preparation, food and beverage management, and other critical areas. Upon completion of the program, you will:

  • will have completed Serv-Safe training and will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in setting high food safety standards to keep your operation, your customers, and your employees safe
  • have completed National Restaurant Association ServSafe Alcohol training and be able to demonstrate knowledge of industry standard alcohol selling and serving practices that benefit employers, customers, and communities
  • be able to understand and apply a systematic approach to lodging front office procedures that include reservations, registration, and guest satisfaction

With a hospitality management degree, you should qualify for management or entry-level supervisory positions in food and lodging operations, including restaurants, food service, beverage service, catering, front office, reservations, and housekeeping. Opportunities are also available in product services and technology support and sales. 

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

In our hospitality management program, you will find:

  • instructors that are proven industry professionals
  • small classes that allow for personal attention
  • the opportunity to acquire real skills when training in our own Central Piedmont Restaurant
  • the opportunity to earn the valuable ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate — recognized nationwide as the preferred sanitation and safety certificate
  • specialized training by certified instructors, and earn your ServSafe Alcohol certificate
  • job opportunities from local, regional, and national hospitality employers posted weekly

You will also have the opportunity to work in the Aspire Bakery and Bistro or Greenway Restaurant to gain hands-on experience.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

The Details

  • Program Options

    Choose from an Associate in Applied Science in hospitality management, a Diploma in Hotel Management, a Restaurant Management Diploma, and several hospitality management certificate options. The college catalog details the hospitality management program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements. If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer hospitality management course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Hospitality Management Program Requirements

    You will need to complete any developmental studies courses before you can enroll in program curriculum classes. After enrolling in the program, you will need to set up a meeting with the program chair before registering for classes. All courses in the program curriculum require that you have student accident medical insurance. Every student, each semester must see their faculty advisor prior to their registration period to have their records evaluated and their next semester's classes approved online in order to register for program courses. For detailed information on hospitality management course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Locations

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    • Classroom/Lab
    • Combined (Classroom/Lab and Online)
    • Online

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Hospitality Management Careers

    Graduates should qualify for management or entry-level supervisory positions in food and lodging operations, including restaurants, food service, beverage service, catering, front office, reservations, and housekeeping. Opportunities are also available in product services and technology support and sales. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed hospitality management career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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