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Hospitality Management & Tourism HMTT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Effective as of Fall 2022

The hospitality and tourism industry is the number one employer among the service industries and is quickly becoming the largest single employment category of all industries worldwide. The hospitality management and tourism programs provide you with quality experience and hands-on training to make your skills more marketable and in demand. Our degrees and certificates have led our graduates to work in restaurant management, catering, barista operations, cake decorating, wedding planning and many other related fields.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy traveling and learning more about the world around you.
  • You like to bake, cook, host parties or even learn about nutrition.
  • You would like to gain an education that is applicable around the world.
  • You want to enter a profession that provides you with a variety of different working environments and conditions.

What is the program about?

The Hospitality Management and Tourism program prepares students for entry-level positions in restaurants, private clubs, beverage establishments, and general hospitality centers and includes skills in supervision, cost controls, purchasing and human relations. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as a member of a team and perform duties in an ethical manner.
  • Use technology to achieve operational efficiency and productivity in hospitality operations.
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills along with professional dress and grooming standards
  • Demonstrate ability to practice concepts of customer service in hospitality operations.
  • Make decisions based on integrating knowledge of functional areas for managing hospitality operations.

Career Opportunities

The hospitality/tourism industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a several billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. It is the number one employer among service industries and is fast becoming the largest single employment category of all industries worldwide. In the United States, hospitality accounts for a larger and ever growing portion of the country's Gross National Product. Top ranked hospitality professionals have almost unlimited possibilities for career satisfaction such as front office managers, restaurant managers, convention services managers, airline attendants, assistant managers, meeting/event planners, car rental agencies, or travel firms.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry 2
HMT 1107 Sanitation & Safety 2
HMT 1125 Beverage Management 2
HMT 2201 Food Service Equipment, Design & Maintenance 2
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
HMT 1110 Menu Planning & Table Service Practicum 3
HMT 1136 Front Office Operations 2
HMT 1139 Housekeeping Management 2
HMT 1143 Organization of the Travel Product 3
ACC 1100 (Small Business Accounting) OR ACC 1210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) 3
HMT 1137 Hospitality Industry Computer Systems 2
HMT 1148 Meeting & Events Contracts & Obligations 1
HMT 1149 Meeting & Events Set-up & Breakdown 2
HMT 2215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HMT 2225 Hospitality & Tourism Supervision 3
HMT 2226 Hospitality Purchasing & Negotiations 2
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
HMT 2227 Hospitality Marketing 2
HMT 2230 Risk & Prevention Management 2
HMT 2291 Hospitality Management & Tourism Cooperative Work Experience 2
HMT 2295 Hospitality Management & Tourism Capstone 3
Language Elective 3
SOC 1145 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), which is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Please visit and on the importance of being accredited.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.