No matter where you may move in life, there will be a market for hospitality and food service employees. A degree in hospitality and food service management will prepare you for a career in the largest service industry in the world, with the knowledge and the skills to manage hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions or other businesses. The program offers two concentrations, one in hotel and restaurant management, and the other in meeting and event management.

A part of the college’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE), classes are taught by industry professionals who emphasize problem-solving, creativity and industry involvement, in addition to practical on-the-job experience. By the time you completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from Collin, you will have achieved more than 300 hours of work experience directly related to your chosen field. The program also offers certificates, so you can get a quicker return on your educational investment as you build toward an AAS degree.

If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.

Day and night classes are open-entry courses that provide a flexible schedule and meet a variety of individual needs.


Articulation agreements are being developed with nationally recognized hospitality programs such as the Texas Tech University – Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management, Business & Hotel Management School, Lucerne – Switzerland, and the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant Management – University of Houston.

Program Options

Hotel / Restaurant Management Track

Meetings and Event Management Track


The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).


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