Hotel and Resort Operations, AS

Program Description

Students will engage in learning multiple facets of the Hospitality Management Industry including team building, guest experiences, technology applications, critical and analytical thinking, ethics, and leadership. Coursework that emphasizes the operational side of the hospitality business environment ensures students will graduate with skills and knowledge for entry level jobs in the hospitality industry. Students will have the opportunity for practical experience in the hospitality field through earning various internship and COOP credits with placements with our partners in local hotel and resort locations as they proceed through the program. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry level jobs in the hospitality industry, or they can continue on toward our BS in Hotel and Resort Management.

Program Curriculum

60 credits

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)3
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
ECON 1740Economic History of the U.S (AI)3
General Education (Humanities)3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Physical Science)3
Core Discipline Requirements
HOSP 1010Orientation to the Hospitality Industry3
HOSP 1020Sanitation & Safety3
HOSP 1040Principles of Sustainable Food and Beverage Operations3
HOSP 2140Hotel and Resort Operations3
HOSP 2200Hospitality Law and Ethics3
HOSP 2210Emerging Hospitality Technologies3
HOSP 2890RHospitality Internship/COOP3
ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
RSM 2430Tourism and Commercial Enterprises3
Hotel and Resort Operations Electives
Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
HOSP 2270Cross Cultural Communication 3
HOSP 2500Hotel and Resort Front Office Operations3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  2. Complete at least 20 semester hours of credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  4. All Core Discipline Required Courses must be completed with a C- or higher.