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Program: Hospitality Management
Title: Food and Hospitality Management A.A.S.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FOODHOSP.MGMT.20

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Food and Hospitality Management provides students the basic and advanced skills, practice and experience needed to build a professional career as a food service manager. This degree program will equip students to advance into progressively more responsible supervisory roles as their experience and skills develop. Components of the degree program include in-depth supervisory and management theory, guest service as well as hands-on food preparation practice. Practical work experience and academic preparation are also included in this degree to produce well-rounded professionals with the confidence to become leaders in the food and hospitality industry.

All CHEF, HAMG, IFWA, PSTR, and RSTO courses must be completed with a "C" or better. This award is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

All students enrolled in advanced cooking and pastry classes must have successfully completed CHEF 1305 with a "C" or better and a minimum of a food handler's certificate preferred ServSafe Food Manager Certificate or the Texas Food Guard Certification.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety+ 3
CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation+ 3
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking+ 3
RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
RSTO 1325 Purchasing for Hospitality Operations 3
RSTO 1306 Facilities Layout and Design 3
++Elective Mathematics Elective 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education - Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager^ 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls 3
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RSTO 1301 Beverage Management 3
IFWA 1318 Nutrition for the Food Service Professional 3
RSTO 2307 Catering 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3)
TRVM 1201 Customer Sales and Service 2
RSTO 1164 Practicum-Education - Restaurant - Culinary and Catering Management^ 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Courses in Semester I are taught in 8 and 16-week semesters.

++Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

#PSTR 1301 and CHEF 1301 - Students must possess Texas State recognized Food Handler Certification by the 4th class day.

^Students cannot be enrolled in more than one external learning courses in the same semester, including RSTO 1164 and RSTO 1380.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.