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Hospitality Management & Tourism

Enjoy Helping, Cooking, Organizing? HMT Provides the Education You Need

Culinary workThe hospitality management and tourism programs at Sinclair can get you started in the right direction, from running a first class hotel to a five-star restaurant. With our educational options, you can specialize in any number of fields that are in demand in the Dayton, Ohio area and around the world.

Even if you do not want to complete an entire program, there are baking, cooking, and nutrition courses available for personal interest or career development students. For employees currently working in the hospitality field, many of our courses can be applied towards continuing education credits to help you advance in your career.

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.

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.

Certificate Programs

One-year Technical Certificate

Food Service Management

The Food Service Management certificate program combines classroom instruction and laboratory experience in food preparation and service for the restaurant and hotel/lodging industry. Certificates earned in this program are awarded by the college upon successful completion of the program and can be applied toward the Hospitality Management degree program.

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Short-term Technical Certificate

Bakery Specialist

The Bakery Specialist short-term certificate program is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to be employed in a commercial retail bakery after completion. A certificate earned in this program is awarded by the college upon successful completion and can be applied toward the Hospitality Management Culinary Arts Option degree program.

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Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist

The Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist Short-Term Technical Certificate prepares individuals to work in the luxury service environment, while mastering the importance of soft-skills and strategies to resolve some of the most difficult challenges involving high end hospitality clientele.

Upon completing this credential, students will have gained the knowledge for entry level employment as a guest relations associate within an upscale hotel, maƮtre d for a fine dining establishment, receptionist at an established travel firm, or sales associate for a convention bureau. Ultimately, this is the first step toward completing a Degree in Hospitality Management.

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Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism

The Hospitality Management & 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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Program Accreditation Information
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism/Bakery & Pastry Arts

The baking/pastry/confection program at Sinclair Community College prepares its graduates for an exciting career as a pastry chef. Skills learned in a commercial-grade bakery kitchen include proper mixing methods, shaping/sculpting techniques, advanced baking, and the science behind it all. Students will be allowed to showcase their creativity through artisan breads, pastries, chocolate and confection displays, as well as constructing show-stopping wedding cakes. Start today and allow our certified chefs to guide you through graduation and prepare you for an exciting career.

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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism/Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides the basic knowledge a student needs to develop into a certified chef. The serving of good food is important to the reputation of any restaurant. Chefs and cooks are responsible for preparing meals that are pleasing to the eye and taste. Through this specialized program, students develop extensive skills and knowledge of food preparation and presentation. Students also gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a chef and other culinary personnel.

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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Program Accreditation Information
The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism/Lodging

The Hospitality Management & Tourism/Lodging concentration program prepares students for entry- level positions in hotels/lodging organizations, resorts, and includes skills in supervision 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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism/Meeting & Event Planning

The Hospitality Management & Tourism Meeting & Event Planning program concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in hotels, resorts, convention and visitor centers, corporate centers, private clubs, and meeting and event operations.

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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism/Tourism

The Hospitality Management & Tourism/Tourism Concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in hotels, meeting and convention centers, car rental agencies, airline and travel operators and tourism centers and includes skills in travel planning, booking travel for individuals and groups. A short-term certificate as an Airline Flight Attendant is embedded within this degree.

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 studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), both of which are specialized accreditations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some hospitality management program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the hospitality management and tourism programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: