Welcome to Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE)
The HTE Department is uniquely situated being located in the center of downtown Denver. We are directly in the heart of Denver's hospitality industry.
The Hospitality industry is the 2nd largest industry in Colorado. Everyone eats, drinks, sleeps and interacts with others. Our programs are specifically designed to facilitate the above activities, arm you with skills in the latest technology, education, and assist you in effective delivery of customer service. When you graduate from our program you can be confident you are well prepared to enter the hospitality industry.
Our program is ever changing to meet the student's needs. We are continuing to add online courses, as well as weekend and night courses. Our faculty have years of actual experience. They continue to update their education and are an active part of the hospitality industry.
Please take a moment to check out our website, or come visit our offices in the Hospitality Learning Center, Room 209. We would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you might have.
Growth Oriented: 1998 to-date:
|Enrollments:||134 to 607||355% growth|
|Classroom credit hours/semester:||1,290 to 4,474||247% growth|
|Faculty:||4 to 9||125% growth|
|Scholarships:||$6,000 to $78,000||1,200% growth|
|Endowed scholarships:||$0.00 to $225,000||new-founded|
|Culinary Arts Laboratory:||0 to 1||new-founded|
|Student Leadership Clubs:||0 to 8||new-founded|
- Colorado Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Student Chapter
- Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association Student Chapter
- Colorado Restaurant Association Student Chapter
- Event Elements, A Special Events Club
- Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Student Club
- National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Student Chapter
- Rocky Mountain Professional Convention Management Association Student Chapter
- Voluntourism (formerly Metro Travel Society)
Continuing Education Programs:
|0 to 2||new-founded|
- Host Location for International Sommelier Guild
- Host Location for Colorado Chefs Apprenticeship Program
"Applications and knowledge gained from the HTE Department have increased my self-confidence making it easier for me to find solutions to the challenging problems that confront me daily!"
Raul Diaz, Hotel & Restaurant concentration
"The HTE Department is a place where you can get into your future job right away. You can start working in your field in your first or second semester and if your job interferes with your class work, the professors work with you. It is the most practical kind of degree a person can get."
Mike Buchl, Travel Concentration
"HTE made me feel connected. My internships gave me practical experience and the faculty inspired me to express my enthusiasm and ideas."
MJ Genualdi, Meetings Concentration
"I have been in the HTE department for about four years and I learned more about myself in the last three months than ever before. You pushed while supporting, you encouraged with tools to do it on my own."
Kathy Sorg, Hotel Concentration
"I can honestly say my experience here has been a most pleasurable one and that my intent and eagerness to succeed reflects on the department. It is the professors and staff within the HTE Department that drive me to excel in my studies as well as in my career."
Ari Lewis, Hotel & Restaurant Concentration