Courses & Programs

Hospitality Management Certificate

Warren Leigh

Chair, Hospitality Mgt and Culinary Arts

Business and Technology

Culinary Arts Institute 209

413.552.2298 (Tel)

What will you learn?

All coursework in the certificate will be offered both on campus and online. This area of study enables industry professionals and beginning students to undertake college-level coursework in hospitality management without the constraints of being on campus. Students wishing to earn a degree may continue on in either the A.S. in Hospitality Management transfer or career program.

Students will use generic business skills from marketing, management and accounting as well as functionally-based hospitality industry skills to define relationships between situations and understand professional terminology and concepts within the industry. Students will use a business-oriented approach to identify, define, respond to and evaluate problem resolutions to various hospitality industry situations and problems. Students will understand the current ethical and social issues in the hospitality industry.

What will you do?

Job and career options include:

  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Banquet & Catering Management
  • Corporate & Event Planning
  • Food Service Production

Learn more at HCC's Advising, Career & Transfer Center and at What Can I Do With This Major?

Want to complete this certificate in two semesters? Learn how here!


24 total credits

24 Program Requirements

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.

Food and Beverage Options HCA 232: Prerequisite of HCA 130 waived for certificate students.