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Whether you're interested in starting a new career in hospitality or enhancing your role, the Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate can provide a foundation for your career path. You'll learn industry basics to prepare you for certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), including Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) for entry-level roles, and Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) if you're aspiring to a managerial role.
The Certificate in Hospitality Fundamentals helps students build a foundation of knowledge in an array of foodservice, lodging management, and tourism industry settings. The courses emphasize the development of leadership competencies and management practices that are valued in today's hospitality industry.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program. Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) for the Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate program.
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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Hospitality Fundamentals Certificate (Undergraduate) gainful employment disclosures.
While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats.
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