2019-2020 Catalog

Hospitality Administration Transfer Option (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Program Advisor: Carlton Maaia

413-236-4606 • cmaaia@berkshirecc.edu

The Hospitality Administration program provides students with a strong course foundation in hospitality management, business, sciences and liberal arts. These courses prepare stu- dents for transfer to a baccalaureate institution. In addition, the program provides a wide educational background in many disciplines that are required to fulfill management positions in the challenging field of hospitality administration.

This is a MassTransfer eligible program.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge regarding the hospitality industry to whatever entry-level career track within the food service or lodging industry;
  • Demonstrate the unique professional requirements for a successful career in the hospitality industry;
  • Apply their understanding of business practice with cost effectiveness and control strategies;
  • Demonstrate best practices in the operation of food- service and hospitality organizations to meet customer expectations;
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques;
  • Make decisions based on integrating knowledge of functional areas for managing foodservice and hospitality organizations;
  • Demonstrate leadership and professional behaviors;
  • Work in teams and recognize the meaning of mutual responsibility so they are prepared to join the diverse workforce of the hospitality industry; and
  • Obtain food protection manager certification (e.g. ServSafe®).

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

BUS-111Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS-112Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS-208Principles of Marketing

3

BUS-220Managerial Accounting

3

ECO-211Principles of Microeconomics

3

HSP-101Introduction to Hospitality

3

HSP-105Hospitality Law

3

HSP-115Food Service Management

3

CIS-102Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

-Hospitality Elective

2

Total Credit Hours:29

Hospitality Elective: See footnote 2

General Education Courses

COM-Communication

3

ECO-212Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

6

HIS-History

3

MAT-123Elementary Statistics

3

-Humanities & Fine Arts

3

-Natural or Physical Science

8

Total Credit Hours:32

Humanities: See footnote 3
Natural or Physical Science: See footnote 4

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio 4 items
Forum 4 units
Health/Fitness 30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall 2.000
Program requirements 2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

HSP-101Introduction to Hospitality

3

ENG-English Literature

3

MAT-123Elementary Statistics

3

BUS-111Principles of Accounting I

3

CIS-102Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

BUS-112Principles of Accounting II

3

COM-Communication

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

HIS-History

3

-Humanities

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Humanities: See footnote 3

Third Semester

BUS-220Managerial Accounting

3

ECO-211Principles of Microeconomics

3

HSP-105Hospitality Law

3

-Hospitality Elective

2

-Natural or Physical Science

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Hospitality Elective: See footnote 2
Natural or Physical Science: See footnote 4

Fourth Semester

BUS-208Principles of Marketing

3

HSP-115Food Service Management

3

ECO-212Principles of Macroeconomics

3

-Humanities

3

-Natural or Physical Science

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Humanities: See footnote 3
Natural or Physical Science: See footnote 4

Footnotes

  1. BUS-107 is a prerequisite for BUS-108. It is recommended that BUS-107 be taken during the second semester.
  2. HSP-117, Hotel Management, is recommended.
  3. Spanish is recommended for one course to fulfill one Humanities requirement.
  4. Natural or Physical Science requirement must be fulfilled with two 4-credit laboratory science courses.