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2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013] [Archived Catalog]

Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

 

Note: In addition to the membership application above (“Apply for this Program Now”), students must also meet the program requirements for this program.

Two technical certificates are available as options within this degree program: Food and Beverage Management (6050) (T.C.)  and Guests Services Specialist (6052) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Mission

The mission of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality is to educate, train and develop students for career-oriented positions as cooks and managers in the dynamic foodservice and hospitality industries. The school successfully recruits, retains and graduates students utilizing a selective access program, progressing through curricular cohorts. Program requirements are rooted in competencies developed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and emphasizes a practical, hands-on application approach to understanding the foundations of culinary arts and hospitality management.

The Program

The Hospitality Management program provides students with basic hospitality management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the hotel, motel, lodging and tourism industry. The program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in a dynamic, growing industry. The hospitality industry is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida.

Educational coursework includes emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills. Through the internship program hospitality management students gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.

Candidates for jobs must have an understanding of accounting principles, good customer service skills, and basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. A typical job title would be assistant manager (of front desk, housekeeping or operations).

Internships

Students are required to complete 600 internship hours with a top national chain, and often times paid to learn and graduate career-ready.

Career Opportunities

The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently among the hottest, fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today’s market are expressing a preference for education over experience. Nationally, the demand for graduate hospitality managers already surpasses the number of viable candidates.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654 [(410) 226-5527] and graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager certification.

Placement

Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently one of the hottest, fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today’s market are expressing a preference for education over experience.

Application Procedure

Immediately upon enrolling with the college, and before selecting first semester courses, prospective students must complete a program application and be advised by the program manager to ensure proper course sequencing. They will be advised by a College counselor for general academic and financial direction. This program is offered at North Campus during the day and evening.

Cost

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase a knife set and an approved chef’s uniform and black non-skid shoes. Students enrolled in dining room courses will be required to purchase dining room uniforms. Textbooks are required for a majority of the courses.

Need More Information? Contact:

Bob Mark, North Campus, (904) 766-6703 or william.mark@fscj.edu

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed the minimum required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  7. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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