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Hospitality

Hospitality

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Courses

HOSP 100: Introduction to Hospitality Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course covers the history, scope, and functions of the hospitality, food service, and tourism industries. It emphasizes basic management theories and principles as they apply to the industry. Topics include an overview of career opportunities, responsibilities, professionalism, and career ethics. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites. C-ID HOSP-100.

HOSP 110: Guest Services and Presentations

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course helps students develop the service and presentation skills expected of employees, supervisors, and managers when interacting with hospitality guests and colleagues. The course covers approaches designed to exceed the needs and expectations of colleagues and guests. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites.

HOSP 114: Hospitality Law

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course covers the legal principles that apply to the hospitality industry, including possible legal issues for hotel and restaurant operators as well as rights and responsibilities of hospitality establishments. Topics include how U.S. laws and regulations affecting the lodging industry have increased and how hoteliers and restaurant operators can avoid lawsuits. This course allows students to gain Hospitality Law certification from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

HOSP 120: Hospitality Human Resources Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course presents an overview of human resource management in hospitality settings. Topics include employment laws, discrimination and harassment claims, wrongful discharge, and laws affecting overtime work, wages, benefits, and tips. The course examines recruitment, selection, and turn-over issues as well as training programs, labor unions, and regulations affecting legal work status and living wages. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites.

HOSP 128: Hospitality Marketing

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course takes a practical perspective in introducing students to the marketing of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Topics include market segmentation, marketing techniques, and marketing methodologies, including sales, advertising, public relations, promotions, packaging, pricing strategies, revenue maximization, travel purchasing systems, and the role of social media.

HOSP 130: Conference and Special Event Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course introduces students to the field of conference and special event management. Students examine the different types of conferences and special events and the types of organizations that stage those events. The course also covers the role of the planner, including setting objectives, program design, budgeting, site selection, negotiations, contracts, speaker selection, registration, on-site logistics, transportation, and security and legal issues. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites.

HOSP 133: Front Office Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides training for entry-level positions in the lodging industry. The curriculum includes instruction in hotel/motel front office procedures and other duties performed in establishments that provide lodging, meals, convention facilities, and other hospitality services to the general public or to an organizationӳ membership. This course reviews guest relations; registration and reservation systems; cash, credit, and audit procedures; safety and security. Students consider how front office activities affect other departments and focus on managing the front office.

HOSP 134: Sustainable Facilities Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course examines hospitality-industry practices in lodging, food service, and special event property management. Topics include how sustainable practices apply to the management and design of hospitality facilities, conform to implications of the United Nations environmental guidelines, industry trends, and techniques to reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and ensure safe and sanitary operations that meet guests expectations. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites.

HOSP 150: Basics of Purchasing

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course presents the principles and theories of control as it applies to food, beverage, supplies, and labor costs. It emphasizes the operating budget, income and cost control, menu pricing, and linens and supplies. Students learn how to effectively purchase and cost foods and supplies for special events and daily operations. Students may be required to visit various hospitality sites.

HOSP 153: Restaurant Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course develops key skills necessary to open and operate a successful restaurant. Students explore different types of food services, choose a concept and site for a restaurant, develop financing and operations strategies, and learn how to purchase appropriate food and beverage products, control food and overhead costs, and layout an efficient restaurant and kitchen.

HOSP 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

HOSP 296: Topics in Hospitality

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Hospitality that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

HOSP 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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