Certificate Programs


Certificate Programs for Prior Degree Students

Certificate Programs: The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events has five certificate programs, specifically designed to help prior degree students gain the skills and practices necessary to support career changes into the hospitality profession. 

Requirements: Entrance requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution in any degree field.  Students must make full application and be accepted to the college and take courses for credit.  The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree seeking students.  Since the student is a full-time matriculated student for academic credit, additional financial aid and scholarships may apply.  The credits achieved may also be applied to an additional bachelor’s degree if the student elects to major in one of the departmental concentration of study.  Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Non-Credit Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Review certificate program plan with advisor prior to enrollment.
  • Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a "B" or better.  The courses cannot be taken pass / fail.
  • Only one course may be substituted with an advisor's permission.

Hotel Management Certificate

  • HTE 2512 - Hotel Front Office
  • HTE 3522 - Hotel Housekeeping
  • HTE 3603 - Labor and Product Control
  • HTE 3652 - Hospitality Property Management
  • HTE 4110 - Applied Restaurant Operations
  • HTE 4250 - Hospitality for Profit
  • HTE 4650 - Hospitality Human Resources

Total:  21


Restaurant Management Certificate

  • HTE 1533 - Food Fundamentals
  • HTE 1603 - Food Science
  • HTE 2613 - Food Production and Service I
  • HTE 3603 - Labor and Product Control
  • HTE 3623 - Food Production and Service II
  • HTE 4110 - Applied Restaurant Operations
  • HTE 4250 - Hospitality for Profit
  • HTE 4650 - Hospitality Human Resources

Total: 21


Events Management Certificate

  • HTE 2010 - Event Industry
  • HTE 2571 - Event Project Management
  • HTE 3010 - Corporate Meetings
  • HTE 3633 - Catering and Menu Planning
  • HTE 3750 - Hospitality Promotions
  • HTE 3761 - Trade Shows and Expositions
  • HTE 4202 - Special Event Production

Total:  21


Tourism Management Certificate

  • HTE 1811 - Destination Resources
  • HTE 2860 - Sustainable Tourism
  • HTE 3201 - Niche Tourism Markets
  • HTE 3871 - Cruise Tourism
  • HTE 4201 - Adventure Travel
  • HTE 4211 - Ecoutourism Planning
  • HTE 4811 - Managing a Destination

Total: 21


Beverage Management Certificate

  • HTE 1603 - Food Science
  • HTE 3603 - Labor and Product Control
  • HTE 3613 - Wine Fundamentals
  • HTE 3683 - Beer and Spirits
  • HTE 4613 - Wines of the Old World
  • HTE 4623 - Wines of the New World
  • HTE 4633 - Wine and Food Pairing

Total:  21

Note:  Students seeking a certificate in Beverage Management must be 21 years of age or older.