HFT - Hospitality Management
(Offered fall and spring). An introduction to the hotel-motel-restaurant business, departments, industry's responsibilities, business ethics, and opportunities for creative employment.
(Offered spring). Explore and discuss various managerial styles and techniques as applied to planning, organization, staffing, directing, and controlling within hospitality business concepts. Basic skills and training to develop and understand examples of effective leadership qualities to motivate and improve staff performance, coaching, and working efficiently with peers, superiors, and subordinates.
(Offered fall). This course introduces students to guest service operations and is designed for students interested in managing hotels, motels, resorts, and other related lodging businesses. The course provides students with practical knowledge of the concepts and procedures used in managing commercial lodging operations. Students are introduced to the rooming and guest service functions. The course includes the theories and principles of guest service management used in the lodging industry. The course gives students the opportunity to develop human relations and customer service skills. Operation of the various functions of the rooming department of a lodging operation are covered.
Systemic approach to managing housekeeping operations in hospitality industry. Emphasis on role of housekeeping department and understanding managerial skills necessary to efficiently operate department.
(Offered spring). Overview of hospitality property management functions, including maintenance, utilities, security, parking, and recreation facilities.
(Offered fall). A study of the laws impacting the hospitality industry. Topics include an introduction to law, court systems, civil rights law, employment law, contracts, torts, regulations governing the sale of food and alcohol, responsibility for guests' property, and legal rights of innkeepers and restaurateurs.
(Offered spring). A study of the three categories of alcoholic beverages: wine, beer, and spirits. Provides a strong foundation in beverage purchasing, receiving, storing, control, and sales needed by the professional beverage manager.
(Offered fall). Prerequisites: FOS2201, FSS1063C, FSS1202C. Corequisite: FSS2240L. Introduction to the complete set of skills necessary to adequately perform as a hotel banquet manager and convention planner. Actual functions will be used to reinforce the general rules of table service as they apply to buffets and banquets.
(Offered spring). This course is an overview of the management system with an in-depth study in the control component of the management cycle. It will focus on the principles and procedures involved in an effective system of food, beverage, labor, and sales income control, as well as emphasize the development and use of standards and the calculation of actual costs.
(Offered fall). Prerequisite: HFT1000. Introduces students to the complete set of skills necessary to adequately perform as a hotel banquet manager and convention planner. Actual events will be used to reinforce the general rules of table service, booking functions, staffing banquets/conventions, and responsibilities of a host venue as they apply to buffets and banquets. Prepares students in trade show administration, meeting management and legal issues associated with banquets and conventions.
(Offered spring). Prerequisites: FOS2201, FSS1063C, FSS1202C, FSS2240L, FSS2380, FSS2381, HFT2264C. Corequisite: FSS2224L. Types of dining room and beverage service techniques found in the hospitality industry.
$63.00 lab fee (Offered spring). Minimum age of 18 years. This course is an introduction to the subject of wine for hospitality industry managers. Topics include the history of wine, winemaking, wine producing regions of the world, grape and wine varieties, wine tasting, wine and food pairing, and wine service. Classes include wine tasting labs that focus on developing sensory evaluation skills, and varietal identification.
1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student?s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.