Hospitality & Culinary Arts Degree

Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Management Degree

Offered at: Larimer

A.A.S. in Hospitality & Culinary Arts Management

61-64 credits
(2 years)

This A.A.S. degree provides training in the various aspects of the hospitality industry. You will be prepared with the necessary skills and knowledge for entry-level management positions in the lodging, catering, tourism, institutional services, and restaurant fields.

You can choose from four areas of concentration:

  • Advanced Culinary Arts  
  • Restaurant Management  
  • Hotel Management  
  • Special Events Planning

Students have the option to participate in four culinary laboratory courses, as well as one practicum or internship. National Restaurant Association certification is available for a number of the courses offered in the program. At the completion of any of those courses ServSafe® certification can be obtained.

Hospitality & Culinary Arts degree: See required courses.

See hospitality course descriptions.

Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Management Certificates

Culinary Arts

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program introduces students to commercial baking and production of breads, pastries, and desserts and the preparation of pantry, breakfast, dairy, garnish, salads, and cold items for buffets. Students also learn about planning and costing menus, purchasing ingredients, scheduling production and service staff, and handling guest relations.

Culinary Arts certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

   

Event Planning Coordinator

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program introduces students to the planning and development of events or meetings, including budgeting, food and beverage, entertainment, catering, and lodging. Students learn marketing and sales strategies and techniques for the meeting and convention industry.

Event Planning certificate: See required courses.

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Food & Beverage Management

26 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to work in the food and beverage industry, covering food production, service management, menu planning, purchasing, storage, beverage management, and food, beverage, and labor cost control.

Food & Beverage certificate: See required courses.

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Hotel Operations

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program introduces students to planning for special events, convention management, and hotel sales and marketing.

Hotel Operations certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Jobs & Salaries

  Entry Average Experienced
Food Service Manager $37,216 $58,102 $68,544
Lodging Manager $37,454 $62,294 $74,714
Meeting & Convention Planner $27,213 $44,674 $53,404
Institution & Cafeteria Cook $20,100 $26,606 $29,859
Food Prep/Serving Manager $22,686 $34,512 $40,425
Housekeeping Manager $25,115 $36,802 $47,257

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2013)