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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Business Diploma


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The Hospitality Business program prepares students to enter either the food service field or lodging industry at an entry-level position.

Students who have completed the program will have taken courses in subject areas including sanitation, dining room fundamentals, business math, food preparation, career-seeking skills and marketing. Positions that are filled by graduates include guest services clerk, night auditor and cooks.

For more information about the Hospitality Business program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/culinary .

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 diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 40


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester3
Books (approximate) 255 230  
Supplies-Uniforms 205 105  
Equipment-Knives & Culinary Tools 205    

Approximate total for the program: $6,720*

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

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 Program or Career Choice?


• 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).

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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