Hospitality Management

DEGREE LEVELS


AAS Associate Program
Division of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies | Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business

Buffalo and Western New York is in the midst of a renaissance, with new hotels, restaurants and attractions being opened regularly. Today more than ever, the hospitality industry is one of the top economic drivers in our local economy. It’s a field brimming with possibilities for anyone passionate about serving others and looking for a career in which every day brings new and exciting experiences, challenges and interactions.

The AAS in Hospitality Management at Trocaire offers students hands-on experience and experienced faculty to help them hone the versatile skills necessary to thrive in this booming industry. Real-world training is a constant throughout the program thanks to an internship requirement and our unique partnership with Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More restaurant, while classes like accounting, food and beverage management and hospitality leadership prepare students for whatever industry trajectory they wish to pursue. Career opportunities exist for managers in places as diverse as hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, catering operations, food service providers, sales, production, travel and tourism in this dynamic, growing and rapidly evolving industry.


Resources
Hospitality Management Gainful Employment Information


PROGRAM STATISTICS

1 billion

Buffalo’s $1 billion redevelopment has created a variety of opportunities for Hospitality Management students.

 

2-3

Each day, the average American eats two out of three meals away from the home.

10,000

Currently there are more than 10,000 hotel rooms available in Western New York, a substantial increase over the past five years.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED diploma with a minimum score of 2500

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of at least 65 semester hours with a GPA of 2.0
  • General Education:
    • College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102)*
    • Basic Communication (EN101 or EN200)
    • Humanities (Literature Elective: 3 credits)
    • Mathematics (3-4 credits)
    • Philosophy/Religious Studies (6 credits)
    • Natural Science (3-4 credits)
    • Social Science Elective (6 credits)
  • Program Specific:*
    • HM101, HM102**, HM103, HM204**, HM205, HM207, HM210, HM212, HM276/HM277***
    • Hospitality Electives (6 credits)
  • Other:
    • BU132, BU203
      Uniforms consisting of a chef’s coat, black pants, safety shoes, chef hat, name tag, dress white shirt and bow tie are required.
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required
    • ** Lab Fees Apply
    • *** HM276/HM277 work hours may be challenged if a student has appropriate hospitality work experience. Portfolio presentation required.

  • Information Technology I
    3
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Introduction to Hospitality
    3
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
    3
  • Mathematics Elective
    3

Semester 1

16 /18

  • World Travel Geography and Cultural Awareness
    3
  • Food and Beverage Service and Sanitation
    3
  • Principles of Hotel and Resort Service and Management
    3
  • Literature Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 2

15

  • Principles of Accounting
    3
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
    3
  • Human Resources Management in Hospitality
    3
  • Hospitality Elective
    3
  • Natural Science Elective
    3
  • 000
    Philosophy / Religious Studies Elective
    3

Semester 3

18

  • Leadership and Management in Hospitality
    3
  • Hospitality Internship
    4
    OR
    Disney Internship Experience
    6
  • Hospitality Elective
    3
  • 000
    Philosophy / Religious Studies Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

16 /18

Certificate Program
Division of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies | Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business

Buffalo and Western New York is in the midst of a renaissance, with new hotels, restaurants and attractions being opened regularly. Today more than ever, the hospitality industry is one of the top economic drivers in our local economy. It’s a field brimming with possibilities for anyone passionate about serving others and looking for a career in which every day brings new and exciting experiences, challenges and interactions.

The Certificate in Hospitality Management is designed to serve students who desire re-training to enter the hospitality industry or for someone who has been in the industry but wishes to obtain an academic credential and/or advance their career. This program offers students hands-on experience and experienced faculty to help them hone the versatile skills necessary to thrive in this booming industry. The Certificate program also allows students to focus almost all of their academic work in the core hospitality curriculum, including classes like accounting, food and beverage management and hospitality leadership as well as a mandatory internship.

The certificate program is also closely aligned with the college’s AAS program in Hospitality Management, ensuring a clear path for transfer to a two-year degree program if desired.

PROGRAM STATISTICS

1 billion

Buffalo’s $1 billion redevelopment has created a variety of opportunities for Hospitality Management students.

 

2-3

Each day, the average American eats two out of three meals away from the home.

10,000

Currently there are more than 10,000 hotel rooms available in Western New York, a substantial increase over the past five years.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED diploma with a minimum score of 2500

Minimum Program Requirements

  • A total of at least 35 semester hours with a GPA of 2.0
  • General Education:
    • GS100 College Seminar or GS102 College Success*
  • Program Specific:*
    • HM101, HM102**, HM103, HM204**, HM205, HM207, HM210, HM212, HM276/HM277***
    • Hospitality Electives (6 credits)
  • Other:
    • Uniforms consisting of a chef’s coat, black pants, safety shoes, chef hat, name tag, dress white shirt and bow tie are required.
      Transitional Studies courses if applicable
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required
    • ** Lab Fees May Apply
    • ***HM276/HM277 work hours may be challenged if a student has appropriate hospitality work experience.  Portfolio presentation required.

  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3
  • Introduction to Hospitality
    3
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
    3
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
    3
  • Human Resources Management in Hospitality
    3
  • Hospitality Elective
    3

Semester 1

16 /18

  • World Travel Geography and Cultural Awareness
    3
  • Food and Beverage Service and Sanitation
    3
  • Principles of Hotel and Resort Service and Management
    3
  • Leadership and Management in Hospitality
    3
  • Hospitality Internship
    4
    OR
    Disney Internship Experience
    6
  • Hospitality Elective
    3

Semester 2

19 /21