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Hospitality Management

Pleasing the Crowd

Welcome Guests!

Job #1 in the hospitality industry is creating a welcoming atmosphere. Whether it’s in a restaurant, at a hotel concierge desk or after the 18th hole on a golf course, hospitality means happy customers.

It’s a perfect job if you love to plan and host parties, taking care of all the details so that your guests leave feeling relaxed and content.

Of course, it’s not quite that easy when you’re supervising Valentine’s Day dinner service at a busy bistro or booking rooms for attendees at an international convention, but it can be just as rewarding. 

“It was the best leap of faith I’ve ever taken.” - Erin Weimann, Hospitality Management grad, whose internship at the Detroit Golf Club turned into a full-time position.

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Hospitality Management

Our hospitality pros

Our program is taught by hospitality and management professionals, including a sommelier, chef and business owner.

From them, you’ll learn about:

  • Staffing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Reservation management
  • Dining room and front office operations
  • Safe food handling
  • Staging events
  • Interacting with guests

And much more!

For a look at the courses offered in the program, refer to the College Catalog.

Ready for a warm welcome?

Professor Tanya Balcom, program advisor, would love to hear from you. Call her at 586.226.4830 to find out more about the program.

Internships and job opportunities

Our program includes an internship, often paid, that’ll provide you with the practical experience valued by employers.

The credits you earn can be applied to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year school if you decide to advance your education and your career at some point in the future.

But there are plenty of opportunities available after you earn your associate degree, as you’ll see below.