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  Oct 20, 2017
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Hospitality Business, Restaurant Management, Diploma

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The Hotel and Restaurant Management program prepares students for a career in the hospitality field. Most graduates will enter the industry either in cooking positions or line management positions with hotels, restaurants and clubs.

Students who complete the program will have taken courses in sanitation, dining room fundamentals, business math, food preparation, marketing, purchasing, hotel services, menu planning and hotel administration. These courses are management-designed and offer the student practical knowledge of either the restaurant management industry or the hotel management industry, depending on the student’s chosen emphasis.

Semesters 1, 2 & 3 must be completed before entry is allowed into semesters 4 & 5 to receive the AAS degree.

Students planning on transferring to a four-year college should see an advisor or the program chairperson before registration.

For more information about the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, please visit our website at

Program Details

Location: Ankeny

Students start Fall semester

(Most classes in this program meet in the daytime hours, but a few will involve some evenings and weekends.)

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Hospitality Business Restaurant Management Diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Diploma - 41

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books (approximate) 255 230  
Supplies-Uniforms 205 105  
Equipment-Knives & Culinary Tools 205    

Approximate total for this program: $7,191**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.




Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857,  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574,  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Work front desk operations of hotel; may work night operation and night audit.
  • Work housekeeping department.
  • Prepare food by following recipes.
  • Perform accounting duties including recordkeeping, handling money and taking inventory.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Demonstrate patience, tact and good sense of humor.
  • Learn to establish effective communication with people of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Perform activities in an organized and detailed manner.
  • Follow written and spoken instructions.
  • Communicate effectively with consumers of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Communicate with coworkers and supervisors

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Enjoy working with food.
  • Work under stressful situations.
  • Understand the need for continuance of personal and professional growth.
  • Demonstrate professionalism by attitude and dress.
  • Average starting salary $16,640 (2009-2010 Placement Report).

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