2019-2020 Catalog

Lodging Management (Certificate)

Program Advisor: Carlton Maaia

413-236-4606 • cmaaia@berkshirecc.edu

The Lodging Management Certificate is a one-year, 29-credit program that prepares students for entry-level positions in bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels and resorts. The program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the hospitality field, personnel, and supervision principles, as well as foundations of budgeting, accounting and revenue management. In addition to standard coursework, students complete an external cooperative learning experience in a lodging field that meets their specific career interests and professional goals. Students successfully completing this program can apply credits earned toward completion of the Hospitality Administration associate degree program.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of checking in and checking out as a guest;
  • Understand the various departments in the formal structure of a hotel;
  • Demonstrate the importance of hotel security for guests as well as employees;
  • Understand the fluctuation of rates for property during peak and slow seasons;
  • Gain knowledge of resort spa operations;
  • Understand the meaning of PAR revenue;
  • Understand the concept of the front desk as the hub of the interactions of all hotel departments;
  • Possess a working knowledge of all hotel departments; and
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to transition into hospitality administration career associate degree.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

BUS-111Principles of Accounting I

3

COM-105Introduction to Oral Communication

3

ENG-101Composition I

3

HSP-101Introduction to Hospitality

3

HSP-105Hospitality Law

3

HSP-117Hotel Management

3

HSP-125Hospitality Management

3

HSP-133Introduction to Spa Management

3

HSP-218Lodging Revenue Management

3

HSP-285Cooperative Education I

3

Additional Requirements

Demonstrated college-level skills in reading & writing

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall 2.000
Program requirements 2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in one year. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

BUS-111Principles of Accounting I

3

ENG-101Composition I

3

HSP-101Introduction to Hospitality

3

HSP-105Hospitality Law

3

HSP-117Hotel Management

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

COM-105Introduction to Oral Communication

3

HSP-125Hospitality Management

3

HSP-133Introduction to Spa Management

3

HSP-218Lodging Revenue Management

3

HSP-285Cooperative Education I

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Gainful Employment Disclosure 2019

Below you'll find program costs, student loan debt, graduation rates, and jobs associated with this program.

Program Name: Lodging Management Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in: one (1) year.

Costs for this program if completed within normal timeframe:

  • $6,607 in-state tuition and fees
  • $6,984 New England/New York resident tuition and fees
  • $13,393 out-of-state tuition and fees
  • $1,450 estimated books and supplies
  • $1,856 estimated transportation

There may be additional costs to consider such as reduced income if you will be cutting back on work hours, child care, room, board, and general living expenses while enrolled.

Loan debt of the typical graduate of this program: As fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time, median indebtedness is being withheld to preserve their confidentiality.  

Program meets licensure requirements in Massachusetts.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please see: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/