Hotel Management Specialist - HM21

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Hotel Management Specialist certificate program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's hotel industry. Hotel Management Specialist certificate program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (15 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course focuses on the organization and management of lodging operations. It covers day-to-day operations of each department in a hotel and helps students to understand what seasoned managers do. Emphasis is placed on the rooms division. Topics include corporate structures, departmental responsibilities, hotel services and staff, decision making, and industry trends.
HRTM
1150
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course introduces students to event planning requirements. Topics include fundamentals of event planning; selecting event dates and venues; developing agendas, time lines, budgets, and contracts; marketing events, and facilitating events.
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to marketing techniques associated with  hotel/restaurant/tourism fields with emphasis on identifying and satisfying needs of customers. Topics include: marketing introduction, research and analysis, marketing strategies, marketing plans, social media marketing, branding, positioning, sales and advertising. Because of the constant change in marketing strategies in the hospitality industry, this course will also focus on new marketing techniques that are being used in the hospitality industry.
HRTM
1210
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the student to local, state, federal, and international laws which govern the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on creating a workplace where compliance with the law, adherence to ethical standards, and  stressing security and loss prevention are the basis for every decision. Topics include civil law, the structure of hospitality enterprises, government agencies that impact the hospitality industry, preventative legal management, contracts, employee selection and management, duties and obligations to employees and guests, and crisis management.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This courses focuses on the principles of good supervision and leadership as they apply to day-to-day hospitality operations. Topics include recruiting, selection, orientation, compensation and benefits, motivation, teamwork, coaching, employee training and development, performance standards, discipline, employee assistance programs, health and safety, conflict management, communicating and delegating, and decision making and control.

 

Hotel Mgt TCC

Related Program Options:

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Degree
Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Diploma

 

Advisors

Alyssa Foskey
Business Management Program Coordinator
Office: Lowndes Hall, Room 7247
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext.6109
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Jacquelyn Veuleman
Assistant Dean for Business Education/Arts & Sciences
Office: Lowndes Hall, Office 7239
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 5183
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus