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Hospitality Management (HOSP)


In the Hospitality Management program at Cincinnati State, students learn the basics of lodging and restaurant operation, along with event management skills and hospitality management training. Students develop knowledge and skills through classroom instruction, laboratory experience, and cooperative education.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Business degree and are prepared for supervisory positions in a variety of hospitality venues.

All Hospitality Management courses are available online, which provides flexibility for students in completing degree requirements. However, the course HRM 105, Food Service Sanitation, must be completed via a proctored exam to qualify for a national certification through the American Culinary Federation.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Manage and supervise multiple hospitality venues including hotels, casinos, restaurants, and catering companies.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$18/hr to $21/hr

Employment Outlook

Excellent. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the U.S. hospitality industry employs 1.8 million hotel property workers, and job growth in the hospitality industry is expected to rise by nearly 18 percent in the next year. Job growth for meeting, convention, and event planners is expected to rise 33 percent by 2022.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Franklin University
  • Miami University (Regional Campus)
  • Wilmington University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Tavern Restaurant Group
  • Weingardner & Hammons Hotel Group

Co-op Salary Projections

$9/hr - $11/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Hospitality Management (HOSP)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
HRM 100Hospitality Careers ( T) 101
IM 1XX Computer Elective (B)  233
MGT 101Principles of Management ( B) 303
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G)  303
Semester 2  
BUS 190Professional Practices ( T) 101
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
HRM 110Food and Beverage Cost Control ( T) 303
HRM 115Rooms Division Management ( T) 404
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 303
Semester 3  
ACC 101Financial Accounting ( B) 223
COMM 1XX Communication Elective (T)  303
HRM 130Food and Beverage Division Management ( T) 404
MKT 1XX Marketing Elective (B)  303
Semester 4  
MGT 220Leadership ( T) 303
HRM X9X Cooperative Education Elective: Hospitality Management (T)  1402
Semester 5  
ACC 102Managerial Accounting ( T) 223
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
HRM 135Event, Meeting, and Convention Management ( T) 404
LAW 101Business Law ( B) 303
Semester 6  
HRM X9X Cooperative Education Elective : Hospitality Management (T)  1402
Total Credits:  568761


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Computer Elective
IM 111Computer Applications 13
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel3
IM 200Information Systems for Managers3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 111Business Mathematics3
MAT 115Pre-Statistics3
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 132Statistics 23
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 215Business Calculus6
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
Communication Elective
COMM 105Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 110Public Speaking3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 1303
Marketing Elective
MKT 101Principles of Marketing3
MKT 105Marketing and Customer Relations3
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)
HRM 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Hospitality Management1
HRM 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Hospitality Management1
HRM 193Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Hospitality Management1
HRM 194Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Hospitality Management1
HRM 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Hospitality Management2
HRM 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Hospitality Management2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Paula Kirch Smith, M.Ed., CHE
(513) 569-1650
Co-op Coordinator
Scott Holubetz, AAB, AOS, BA
(513) 569-1814
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