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Hospitality Leadership and Administration HLA.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 30 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Hospitality Leadership and Administration one-year certificate is designed for those desiring to become a supervisor in hospitality operations. This one year certificate will benefit those interested in hospitality supervision, the calculations of cost control, front of the house menu planning and dining, POS systems, and more. There will also be other opportunities to obtain additional certificates through the National Restaurant Associations Managed First program.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply customer service skills.
  • Identify and apply food safety and sanitation practices.
  • Demonstrate basic measuring, conversion, food costing, and yield management practices.
  • Apply management, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the use of hospitality industry-specific technologies.

Career Opportunities

This certificate provides career opportunities in the businesses of Hospitality Operations such all segments of food and restaurant industry, meeting & event planning, and lodging operations.


There are no articulation agreements at this time. However, Columbus State and Cincinnati State are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs of Hospitality Administration and we accept each others credits.


Accreditation Commission for Programs of Hospitality Administration Certification (will need additional coursework)
Sanitation and Safety (Servsafe), through the National Restaurant Association Educational Institute
Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist through Sinclair College


Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 (Survey of Accounting) OR ACC 1210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry 2
HMT 1107 Sanitation & Safety 2
HMT 1110 Menu Planning & Table Service Practicum 3
HMT 1125 Beverage Management 2
HMT 2215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HMT 2225 Hospitality & Tourism Supervision 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Hospitality Leadership & Administration one year certificate is embedded within the Hospitality Management Degree, Meeting and Event Planning Degree, and Lodging Degree which are all accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs of Hospitality Administration.

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.