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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hotel Management Concentration, AAS


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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 concentration.

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 https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/culinary/Pages/welcome.aspx.

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 Hotel and Restaurant Management AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses


Semester 1


Semester 2


Required Course(s)


Option 2 - Select 1 Course


Requirements for the Hotel Management Concentration


Semester 4


 Semesters 1, 2 and 3 must be completed before enrolling in semesters 4 & 5.

Semester 5


Required Course(s)


Total Credits Required to Complete the Hotel Management Concentration - 67


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 260 235 70 210 210
Supplies-Uniforms 210 110      
Equipment-Knives & Cula Tools 210        

Approximate total for the program: $11,364*

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

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • May be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operation of a kitchen, dining room or bar.
  • Arrange catering and other special services.
  • May be responsible for supervising, serving of alcoholic beverages, as well as ordering and maintaining inventory control.
  • Manage front desk operations of hotel.
  • Oversee night operation and night audit.
  • Manage the housekeeping department.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Have patience, tact and a good sense of humor.
  • Make sound decisions.
  • May perform accounting duties including recordkeeping, payroll, handling money and taking inventory.
  • Learn to establish effective communication with people of different ages and backgrounds
  • (excellent communication skills).
  • Must be able to perform activities in an organized and detailed manner.
  • Should be able to give and follow written and spoken instructions.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Enjoy working with food.
  • Be able to work under stressful situations.
  • Understand the need for continuance of personal and professional growth.
  • Need to have transportation to get to on-job training sites.
  • Must be able to demonstrate professionalism by attitude and dress.
  • Average starting salary $26,000 (2010-2011 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination 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 may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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