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Hospitality Management & Tourism

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

The 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 degree/Culinary Arts Option degree program.

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Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism*

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs, this program prepares students in supervisory skills, cost controls and human relation skills needed to manage lodging, restaurants, meetings and event planning or tourism operations.

Efficient and profitable operation of these businesses requires managers to recruit, train, and supervise an adequate number of employees. Employment opportunities for lodging, restaurant, resort, private club entry level managers, conventions and visitor centers, travel agents, and meeting and event planners are available to graduates of the hospitality management and tourism program.

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Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism*
Tourism Concentration

Similar to the degree program without a concentration, this program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage many business and activities within the travel and tourism industry. However, this program provides a much more in-depth education in tourism and hospitality by focusing on the core competencies needed to work in the industry.

This degree program prepares you for a career in a wide array of hospitality and tourism professions, including lodging, conventions and destination services management, food service, travel and tourism, and recreation-related industries to name a few.

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Associate of Applied Science - Hospitality Management & Tourism*
Hotel Lodging Concentration

Similar to the degree program without a concentration, this program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage many business and activities within the travel and tourism industry. However, this program provides a much more in-depth education in tourism and hotel lodging by focusing on the core competencies needed to work in the the hotel industry.

The hotel/lodging career concentration prepares you for an entry-level position in the industry. The coursework includes specific courses related to the hotel industry, such as reservations/computer systems, housekeeping, and operations of both small and large hotel/lodging facilities, in addition to business courses that are essential to success in the industry.

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

Similar to the degree program without a concentration, this program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage many business and activities within the travel and tourism industry. However, the Meeting and Event Planning career concentration assists you in gaining knowledge in all aspects of planning and staging meetings or special events.

The curriculum includes basic knowledge of understanding the client’s needs, developing a program, site selection, negotiating contracts, using multimedia and speakers, registration, meeting logistics, post event activities, and professionalism. In this program, you will complete and present a full proposal and provide all information regarding the staging of an event to prepare you for the workforce.

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

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission, this specialized program allows you to develop extensive skills and knowledge of food preparation and presentation. You will gain a complete understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a chef and other culinary personnel.

A culinary professional can work as a chef, cook, pastry chef, sous chef, or even among production personnel and event caterers. Our program’s graduates are able to enter this rapidly growing field worldwide at fine restaurants, clubs, hotels, and healthcare facilities.

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*Program Accreditation Information
The hospitality management and tourism degree programs are fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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: