Hotel and Restaurant Management

Program Codes: HRMT
Associate of Applied Science

The Hotel and Restaurant Management, A.A.S. curriculum is designed to serve both those students who plan to begin work in the industry upon completion of the two-year program and students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Students will be taught a set of marketable, transferable skills that are applicable to a wide range of industries both in and outside of the "umbrella of Hospitality". This is because Hospitality Management is not just a set of hard skills one uses within specific organizations but is, rather, a "way" to run a business. One that is customer focused, in tune with the needs of the market and set up to develop long term relationships with the guest and employee.

This program is designed to provide a student with the skills and background required for an excellent start in the hospitality industry and to help in rapid professional development. The program also allows students to continue and complete the baccalaureate degree offered at Paul Smith's College in Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management.

Code of Professionalism and Uniform Requirements:

Professionalism is stressed throughout this program and is applied student appearance during applied work experiences, guest lectures and site visits. It is required that all students have a specified business suit to use for these occasions. This suit is worn as a requirement of HOS Field Studies in Hospitality 350 and HOS 250 Applications in Hospitality. The suit can be acquired through Land’s End Business Outfitters.

Other lab courses electives may have specific uniform requirements in addition to the one stated above. In these cases, the uniform will be stated in the Course Syllabus. Co-curricular opportunities may arise that will require the student to wear a pair of black dress pants, a long-sleeved oxford button down collar white shirt a black tie, black socks and black dress shoes.

Degree Requirements:

A minimum of 61 credit hours is required for completion of this A.A.S. degree program; 20 credit hours shall be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. An internship/work experience (WRK 290) 400 hours are required for this degree with no less than 200 hours occurring at each internship site.

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Semester 1

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Semester 2

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Semester 3

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Business Elective
3

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Business Elective
3

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3-4
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Semester 4

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ELECTIVE
3

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Additional Requirements

Total Credits 61

Contact Information

Joseph Conto

Pickett Hall 107

518-327-6304

jconto@paulsmiths.edu

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