Learn the ins and outs of the hospitality industry with Front Range Community College's online hospitality program. Our rigorous courses will teach you how to succeed in this important state industry.

Whether you have experience in the industry or not, you'll get the support you need from our faculty. They will share their expertise and guide you in your educational journey.

We offer degrees and certificate program options. Choose between them depending on your career goals. Whatever your option, you'll be on your way to a career in the hospitality industry.

Why Study Hospitality at Front Range Community College?

The hospitality industry needs experienced workers more than ever. At FRCC, we have three degree and certificate options to help you jumpstart your career.

Our Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree will prepare you to enter the workforce. You'll learn about the hospitality industry and complete an internship for hands-on experience. Our Associate of Arts (AA) degree will help you transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree in hospitality management. Finally, our certificate program will have you job-ready in just one semester.

You'll be able to build your career in a way that's flexible and convenient. All of our program options are offered online, with optional remote Zoom meetings available with you and your instructor. 

Degree Options

AAS in Hotel & Event Management

Program Locations: Online

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Learn the skills you need to start a career in the hotel and event planning industries. You take courses such as:

  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Hotel operations
  • Hotel and restaurant accounting
  • Planning for special events

You'll also participate in a hospitality internship to put your classroom learning into practice and you'll be qualified to receive ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification.

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AA in Hospitality Management

Program Locations: Online

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Begin your journey to a bachelor's degree in hospitality management at FRCC. Our two-year AA degree will give you a foundation into the hospitality and event industry.

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Certificate Details

Fundamentals of Hospitality

Program Locations: Online

Total Credits: 16 credits (1 semester)

Learn hospitality and event industry basics in just one semester. You'll learn about the job opportunities in the hospitality sector. You'll also study food safety, hotel operations and more. With your courses, you'll qualify to take the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification exam.

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Transfer Options

AA in Hospitality Management

If you're planning to complete your bachelor's degree in hospitality management, you can kickstart your education at FRCC. Our AA degree in hospitality management will smoothly transfer to Colorado State University through an articulation agreement.

Most of these courses will also apply to other Colorado schools offering hospitality management programs, including these schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Be sure to talk with your academic advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

Careers & Outcomes

Your degree or certificate program can open doors for a career in the hospitality industry. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.