SUNY Jefferson

Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration, Hospitality & Tourism AAS

Program Type: Career
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Management, travel, food and dining, entertaining
Skill Development: Leadership, organization, communication, creativity, attention to detail
Career Options: Restaurant & hotel management, catering , tourism
Program Code: HEGIS 5011.10

Prepare for your management career in the service industry

The Hospitality and Tourism degree program at Jefferson lets you choose a concentration in the Hotel and Restaurant Management concentration arena. You’ll take classes in business, culinary theory and practice, event management,  and learn from professionals in the area. Plus, you’ll gain hands-on experience working as an intern or preparing dinners and luncheons in our professional-quality kitchen and dining facilities.

Graduate ready for some of the best jobs in hotels and restaurants, tourism, wineries and craft breweries, and more.

You must demonstrate ability to acquire the skills and knowledge required for successful completion of courses and meet skills expected of a hospitality industry professional. Please review the hospitality and tourism program guidelines which outlines these skills.

This program offers:

  • Hands-on practice in real-world settings
  • Networking opportunities with hotel operators and owners
  • Fundamental skills and training for a fulfilling career after graduation
  • Classes in human resources, marketing, and management

Supervise in a service industry

Graduates from Jefferson’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program have ample job opportunities in one of the most lucrative and growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with potential for more than 1.5 million hotel, restaurant, and service industry jobs over the next 10 years. You may find work as a hotel/motel/restaurant manager, a concierge, dining room manager, a resort/regional marketer or property manage, and more.

Jefferson’s program is designed for maximum access to the best jobs in the industry. You will be positioned to compete with grads from four-year schools.

Learn to plan events, operate restaurants, and more

When you complete the Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S. degree with a concentration in hotel and restaurant management you will be able to:

  • Plan and develop hospitality events, including festivals, weddings, conventions, and business meetings
  • Explore career paths in hospitality, food service, tourism, and recreation
  • Use human-resource strategies to operate lodging, foodservice, or other service operations
  • Understand and apply food safety practices

Put your degree to work or transfer to a four-year school

Jefferson’s program prepares graduates to enter the workforce. However, about a third of our graduates opt to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Jefferson has formal agreements in place with the following institutions to help students transfer smoothly:

  • SUNY Cobleskill, Culinary Arts B.B.A.
  • Franklin University, Applied Management B.S.
  • Paul Smith’s College, Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management B.S.
  • SUNY Empire State College, Business Management B.S.

Degree requirements for Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hospitality and Tourism A.A.S.

Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition 
English Elective 
Math Elective (college level MTH of at least 3 credits) 
Science or Lab Science Elective 
Social Science Elective 
Liberal Arts Elective 
Humanities Elective 

Free Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)

BUS and HAT Requirements (25–26 credit hours)

BUS 124: Marketing or BUS 131: Principles of Management 
BUS 221: Human Resource Management 
CUL 102: Introduction to Culinary Theory and Practice 
CUL 130: Sanitation and Safety 
HOS 101: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 
HOS 251: Event Management 
HOS 275: Jefferson Practicum or CUL 212: Quantity Food Production 
HOS 276: Hospitality Internship or Business Elective (ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, HOS, HRM) 
Restricted Elective (selected from CUL/HOS/HRM/WIN)1
HRM 240: Food and Beverage Management

Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration (8–9 credit hours)

HRM Elective 
HRM Elective 
Restricted Elective (selected from CUL/HOS/HRM/WIN) 

TOTAL Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration 60-62

1BUS/HOS/HRM/WIN 153 Introduction to Winery Operation (1 credit) may be applied here.  

Program contact

Alexander Pope Vickers
Hospitality and Tourism Department Chair
(315) 786-2356

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522