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Hospitality Management Program

Offered at: Larimer

The following awards are no longer available to new students: the Culinarian and Restaurant Management AAS Degree, or the Culinarian, Foundations of Culinary Arts, or Restaurant Management Certificates.

Students already declared in this major or one of these certificates should contact their Pathways Advisor, or Program Director Teresina Davie, to develop a teach-out plan for completion of required coursework by the end of Spring 2023. Please make arrangements to touch base with Teresina or your Advisor prior to September 5, 2020.

Teresina Davie can be reached by email at  teresina.davie@frontrange.edu or call Advising at 970-204-8332 to schedule an appointment.


Hotel & Event Management Degree

A.A.S. in Hotel & Event Management

60 credits
(4 semesters)

With the Hotel & Event Management degree, you will be prepared for entry-level careers in various types of hotels, meetings, conventions, expositions, and special events. In this program, you will participate in applied experiences in both service and operational areas of the hotel and event planning industries with an 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, you can obtain ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification.

Hotel & Event Management degree: See required courses and descriptions

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Hotel & Event Management A.A.S. degree, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize and analyze critical issues, current challenges, and customer and market trends in the lodging and events industries.
  2. Demonstrate a solid understanding of effective lodging and event sales, marketing, and management practices.
  3. Acquire, integrate, and evaluate yield, sales, revenue management, and cost control strategies for operating efficient, profitable lodging and/or events operations.
  4. Perform cost calculations and apply them to decision-making situations.
  5. Forecast sales and expenses in a variety of hospitality businesses.
  6. Establish supervision and management work-ethic traits through personal conduct and effective teamwork.
  7. Acquire an understanding of legal and human resource challenges in the hospitality industry.
  8. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills pertaining to a team environment and guest services.

Hospitality Management Jobs & Salaries

JobsEntryAverageExperienced
Food Service Manager

$46,282
$57,058
$73,108
Lodging Manager

$51,230
$82,504
$98,141
Meeting & Convention Planner

$33,047
$51,062
$60,070
Institution & Cafeteria Cook

$23,521
$29,632
$32,688
Food Prep/Serving Manager

$26,693
$40,645
$47,621
Housekeeping Manager$29,339
$43,787
$51,011

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2018)


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