Friday, September 18, 2009

Hudson County Community College adds new opportunities for Hospitality Management studies

Beginning this fall, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in Jersey City, N.J., is expanding its Hospitality Management associate's degree offerings to include three new, specialized courses of study: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Entrepreneurship, and Travel and Tourism. Classes will be offered in day and evening sessions, on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays, to accommodate students’ work and personal schedules.

All three program degree options build upon the college's acclaimed Hospitality Management studies, and include 21 credits of general education courses plus 300 hours of practicum (on-site training in some of the area's finest hotels, restaurants and conference centers) and 300 hours in an externship (supervised working and learning in an industry environment). Classes such as Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Management, and Hospitality and Travel Law are at the core of all three program degree options.

"The structure of our Hospitality and Culinary Arts courses provides our students with a real advantage for finding work after they complete their studies, in that they have received instruction from industry professionals coupled with hands-on, in-the-field experience," HCCC president Dr. Glen Gabert said in a press release.

The Hotel and Restaurant Management Course provides instruction in: Culinary for Hospitality; Front-Office Operations; Fundamentals of Food and Wine; Restaurant Operations Management; and Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control.

The Entrepreneurship Program also includes classes in: Culinary for Hospitality; Principles of Macroeconomics; Innovation, Creativity and Market Research; Franchising; Introduction to Entrepreneurship; and The Urban Entrepreneur.

The Travel and Tourism Program includes classes in: Principles of Macroeconomics; Event Planning in Travel and Tourism; Information Systems in Hospitality and Tourism; Culture and Geography; and Tour Marketing, Sales and Promotion.

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