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2022-2023 Catalog

Hospitality Management –Hotel Management Concentration, A.A.S.


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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-916-5595, Southeast Campus, Program Site, E-mail: hospitality@nscc.edu

The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Hospitality Management.

The Hospitality Management field continues to be a dynamic and fast-growing industry. Approximately 14 million people work in the hospitality industry in the United States. This degree program will prepare graduates to enter in to various phases of the industry. Through the use of interactive classes, research projects, real world experience, and interactive learning tools, graduates will be positioned for opportunities leading towards management positions through their degree.

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the leadership skills required to successfully lead a diverse workforce in the hospitality industry.
  • Understand the many different fields that make up the hospitality industry and the career opportunities available in those fields.
  • Understand the importance of creating an outstanding guest experience and how those experiences impact the success of the organization.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of future trends of the hospitality industry and the growing importance of technology in the industry.

The Hospitality Management AAS with a Concentration in Hotel Management offers both new and current hotel and lodging employees the opportunity to advance their careers and move into higher paying positions within the industry. The lodging and hospitality industry is a fast-paced and in-demand career path, particularly in Middle Tennessee, as the hospitality and tourism industry is Middle Tennessee’s second largest employer. Completion of the AAS in Hospitality Management with a Concentration in Hotel Management will open doors for the graduate in hotels, motels, resorts, and a variety of other lodging and tourism operations.

Career Opportunities


  • Hotel manager
  • Hotel department supervisor or manager
  • Sales assistant
  • Hotel revenue manager
  • Hotel department trainer
  • Conference services manager
  • Catering manager
  • Event manager/planner
  • Fast food restaurant manager
  • A variety of other hospitality and tourism positions

Grading Policy


A grade of “C” or above must be earned in CULA and HMGT prerequisite courses to meet requirements for enrollment in subsequent courses. A grade of “C” or above in all CULA and HMGT courses must be earned prior to graduation.

Admission Requirements


Students must establish placement by transfer credits, college entrance exam scores, or college placement testing.

Transfer/Advising


The AAS degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Internship Requirements


Students must complete an internship in a supervised work experience within the hospitality field prior to completing the requirements for an AAS degree in Hospitality Management.

Hotel Management Apprenticeship Program


The Hotel Manager Apprenticeship Program is available through Nashville State Community College. The Hotel Manager Apprenticeship is a registered apprenticeship administered through the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLEI) and consists of the AAS degree and 4000-hours of on-the-job paid learning at an approved hotel or lodging facility. Apprentices must be employed and recommended by their employer for enrollment in this apprenticeship program. Successful completion of the Hotel Manager Apprenticeship and the AAS in Hospitality Management with the Concentration in Hotel Management will result in the awarding of the degree from NSCC, the AHLEI Certified Hospitality Supervisor, and/or a series of other potential certifications/designations, and a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the US Department of Labor and a certificate from the AHLEI.

Course Requirements


Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience

  • NSCC 1010   - First Year Experience 1 Credit
     

English

  • ENGL 1010   - English Composition* I 3 Credits
     

Speech Elective (choose one)

  • COMM 2025   - Fundamentals of Communication* 3 Credits
    OR
  • COMM 2045   - Public Speaking* 3 Credits
     

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one)

  • ART 1035   - Introduction to Art* 3 Credits
    OR
  • MUS 1030   - Introduction to Music* 3 Credits
     

Mathematics Elective (choose one)

  • MATH 1010   - Math for General Studies* 3 Credits
    OR
  • MATH 1530   - Introductory Statistics* 3 Credits
    OR
  • MATH 1630   - Finite Mathematics* 3 Credits
     

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (choose one)

  • PSYC 1030   - Introduction to Psychology* 3 Credits
    OR
  • SOCI 1010   - Introduction to Sociology* 3 Credits
     

Accounting

  • ACCT 1010   - Principles of Accounting I 3 Credits
     

Business

  • BUSN 2300   - Business Ethics 3 Credits
  • BUSN 1360   – Software Applications for Business 3 Credits
  • BUSN 2370  - Legal Environment of Business 3 Credits
  • BUSN 2380   – Principles of Marketing 3 Credits
     

Culinary Arts

  • CULA 1000   – Career Development for the Hospitality Industry 1 Credit
    OR
  • HMGT 2900   – Special Topics in the Hospitality Industry 1 Credit
  • CULA 1200   – Sanitation and Food Safety 2 Credits
  • CULA 2310   – Food and Beverage Management 3 Credits
  • CULA 2375   – Purchasing and Cost Control 3 Credits

Hospitality Management

  • HMGT 1030   - Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1040   – Front Office Procedures 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1250   - Service Management 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1130   – Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits
  • HMGT 2280   – Hotel Operations 3 Credits
  • HMGT 2805   – Convention Mgmt and Service 3 Credits
  • HMGT 2910   - Hospitality Management Internship 3 Credits

Total Required – Associate Degree: 61 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Schedule


First Year


Fall Semester


  • BUSN 1360   – Software Applications for Business 3 Credits
  • CULA 1200   – Sanitation and Food Safety 2 Credits
  • HMGT 1030   – Introduction to Hospitality 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1040   – Front Office Procedures 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1250   – Service Management 3 Credits
  • NSCC 1010   – First Year Experience 1 Credit

Spring Semester


  • CULA 2310   – Food and Beverage Management 3 Credits
  • CULA 2375   – Purchasing and Cost Control 3 Credits
  • HMGT 1130   – Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3 Credits
  • HMGT 2805   - Convention Management and Service 3 Credits

Mathematics Elective (choose one)

  • MATH 1010   - Math for General Studies * 3 Credits
    OR
  • MATH 1530   - Introductory Statistics * 3 Credits
    OR
  • MATH 1630   - Finite Mathematics * 3 Credits

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • ACCT 1010   -  Principles of Accounting I 3 Credits
  • BUSN 2300   – Business Ethics 3 Credits
  • ENGL 1010  - English Composition I * 3 Credits

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (choose one)

  • ART 1035   - Introduction to Art * 3 Credits
    OR
  • MUS 1030   - Introduction to Music * 3 Credits

 

Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective (choose one)

  • PSYC 1030   - Introduction to Psychology * 3 Credits
    OR
  • SOCI 1010   - Introduction to Sociology * 3 Credits

Spring Semester


  • BUSN 2370    - Legal Environment of Business 3 Credits
  • BUSN 2380   – Principles of Marketing 3 Credits

 

  • CULA 1000   - Career Development for the Hospitality Industry 1 Credit
    OR
  • HMGT 2900   - Special Topics in the Hospitality Industry 1 Credit

     
  • HMGT 2280   - Hotel Operations 3 Credits
  • HMGT 2910   - Hospitality Management Internship 3 Credits

 

Communication (choose one)

  • COMM 2025   - Fundamentals of Communication * 3 Credits
    OR
  • COMM 2045   - Public Speaking * 3 Credits

NOTE


Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule.

Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

 

* This course is part of the general education core.

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