Hospitality and Food Service Management

What is hospitality and foodservice management? 

Hospitality and foodservice management industry is a high-growth and fast-paced industry with domestic and international opportunities in management sectors including lodging management, food and beverage management, and meeting and event management.  

Why hospitality and tourism management? 

Collin College has a tradition of preparing individuals for supervisory and management roles in the global hospitality industry. Collin College offers a business-focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and a cooperative work experience component. Our students learn with a supportive faculty and industry professionals who have diverse industry experience. Students enjoy opportunities to connect with industry professionals through industry events. 

Part of the Collin 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. 
The Hospitality and Foodservice Management program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
The Hospitality and Foodservice Management Program completed a 2 + 2 agreement with Texas Tech University (TTU). This program allows a Collin College student to apply all 60 credit hours from their AAS degree and 16 credit hours from advanced general education course to a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) Degree in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (RHIM) from TTU. Starting with the Spring 2021 semester TTU will start offering the classes needed to complete the BAAS degree in RHIM at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney, TX.

The program has completed articulation agreements with highly ranked universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, restaurant, foodservice, or meeting and event management programs. The universities are Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences Hospitality & Retail Management, University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management, University of North Texas’s College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism, Missouri State University’s Department of Hospitality Leadership, and Business and Hotel Management School in Lucerne, Switzerland. Our program is currently developing an articulation agreement with Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business Hospitality and Tourism Management, Steven F. Austin State University College of Human Sciences Hospitality Administration Program, and Woosung University Sol International School College of Hotel and Culinary Arts in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.  

Program Options

AAS – Hospitality and Food Service Management – Hotel / Restaurant Management Track

AAS – Hospitality and Food Service Management – Meetings and Event Management Track

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Hotel Operations

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Meetings and Event Management

Certificate Level 1 - Foundations of Restaurant Operations

Certificate Level 2 - Hospitality and Foodservice Management

Certificate Level 2 - Meetings and Event Management

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