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Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Management Degree

Offered at: Larimer

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

60-62 credits
(4-5 semesters)

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 specialize in one of the following four areas. See required courses for:

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.

See culinary arts course descriptions.
See hospitality course descriptions.

Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Management Certificates

Culinarian

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.

Culinarian: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Event Planning

23 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..

See gainful employment information.



Restaurant Management

20 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.

Restaurant Management certificate: See required courses.

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Hotel Management

24 credits
(2 semesters)

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

Hotel Management certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Jobs & Salaries


Entry Average Experienced
Food Service Manager $36,594
$61,090
$73,337
Lodging Manager $40,273
$68,667
$82,863
Meeting & Convention Planner $27,716
$44,947
$53,563
Institution & Cafeteria Cook $20,905
$28,237
$31,904
Food Prep/Serving Manager $36,594
$61,090
$73,337
Housekeeping Manager $25,642
$38,567
$45,029

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2014)

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