Lodging managers are responsible for the overall operation of lodging facilities. They are responsible for directing and coordinating housekeeping, office administration, marketing and sales, purchasing, security, maintenance, and operation of the front desk and recreational areas while maintaining a profitable operation. They may hire and train staff and ensure their safety and security as well as that of the guests. Within guidelines, managers may set room rates, allocate funds for departments, approve expenditures, and ensure quality standards are met. Managers are responsible for making sure information technology is operational and integrated and used efficiently in all areas of the facility. Lodging managers need to be able to interact well with people including guests and employees.

Program Requirements



Required Courses

CSC 106 Introduction to Computers * 3
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail 1
HSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 2
HSP 102 Presenting Service 2
HSP 105 Principles and Application of Safety, Security, Sanitation and HACCP 2
HSP 110 Professional Cooking I 4
MAT 103 Business Computations I * 3


HSP 120 Professional Cooking II 4
HSP 121 Purchasing for Hospitality Managers 3
HSP 125 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
HSP 205 Lodging Facilities Systems, Management and Design 3
HSP 206 Front Desk Operations 4


CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I * 3
HSP 215 Basic Cost Control for Hospitality Managers 3
HSP 199 Hospitality Internship 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology * 3


HSP 202 Successful Hospitality Supervision 3
HSP 211 Effective Hospitality Marketing 3
HSP 221 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management 3
HSP 299 Hospitality Management Internship 4
General Education Requirement 3

* These courses may also be taken online.

NOTE: This is a suggested timeline. Students are not required to complete the program in the number of semesters listed.