Hospitality & Restaurant Management
The Culinary Arts & Hospitality division offers a
bachelor of arts degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Management. This
program offers students the opportunity to acquire the business
management skills and hospitality finesse needed to develop a career in
the expanding hotel and restaurant industry. An array of career
possibilities is available to graduates in the areas of professional
management in restaurants, hotels, resorts, hospitals, institutions,
conferencing and catering and recreation management.
The bachelor’s degree generally takes four to five
years of study to complete. Through an agreement with the University of
Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), students
seeking the bachelor’s degree are required to complete two (2) semesters
of hospitality/hotel/restaurant management studies at either UNLV or
NAU, either on their campus or online. Students can also complete a
nutrition emphasis study area at UAA.
The capstone experience for the bachelor’s degree is a
600 hour Alaska internship offered through UAA and designed to provide
direct hands-on hotel and restaurant operations management experience
during the fifth year of study. Arranged by the department, internships
are paid work experiences at an approved hotel/restaurant site.
At the completion of this program, students are able to:
- Apply theories and concepts of baking and cooking and
implement necessary techniques to operate or function in a commercial
kitchen and bakery.
- Demonstrate the ability to practice concepts of customer service and operate front desk operations for lodging venues.
- Analyze the food, beverage and lodging cost-control
cycle and accounting practices and implement controls to maintain costs
and ensure profitability.
- Demonstrate the ability to implement sales, marketing
and promotion and utilize resources to develop and implement marketing
plans for foodservice, lodging and tourism venues.
- Discuss the importance of the manager's role and
ethics associated with executive management and how they lead and
inspire staff to achieve mission and goals.
- Identify health, building and fire codes and implement requirements to maintain a safe hospitality environment.
Review the web version of our Hospitality & Restaurant Management flyer for more information.