Hospitality Management

Did you know the hospitality industry is the world's #1 employer, and tourism is the fastest growing industry in Louisiana?

Here at Delgado Community College, we can prepare you for a career in this rapidly expanding field.

Program Features

  • Integrates both academic instruction and practical applications
  • Instruction provided by faculty with a combined 92+ years of work experience in the industry
  • Accepts a variety of prior learning credits and industry credentials
  • Offers six concentration options based on high demand and high wage potential
  • Offers flexible delivery formats: lecture (day or evening) or online
  • Degree may be earned 100 percent online
  • Students may benefit from transfer agreements with nationally recognized programs
  • Program recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

Areas of Training

  • Daily operations in the management of goods and services
  • Foundational leadership, human resources and management skills
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication
  • Preparation for financial management in the hospitality industry
  • Information systems, quantitative methods, and other technology for hospitality management
  • Awareness of legal and ethical issues which affect career opportunities in hospitality and tourism
  • Global perspective promoting an inclusive work environment with diverse coworkers and clientele

What You Can Earn

Students enrolled in the Hospitality Management, A.A.S. program have six concentrations to choose from: Hotel and Lodging, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management, Beverage Management, Catering Management, and Meeting & Event Management. Below are facts about potential salary ranges and job opportunities awaiting our students after graduation.

Hotel and Lodging Concentration

The hotel and lodging industry offers a wide variety of management positions including Guest Services, Operations, Facility Management, Sales, Human Resources and Food and Beverage.

Salary Range

$47,000 to $77,000

Our Graduates Work For

  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Lodges

Job Potentials

  • Front Desk Supervisors
  • Conference Services
  • Concierge

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Restaurant Management Concentration

Students in Delgado's Restaurant Management Concentration enjoy learning management principles and food service best practices for both front-of-house and back-of-house restaurant operations.

Salary Range

$30,000 to $65,000

Our Graduates Work For

Full and Limited Service Restaurants

Job Potentials

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Outlet Manager
  • Stewarding Manager

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Tourism Management Concentration

Unique venues, historic sites, amusement parks and entertainment facilities all incorporate designing and delivering experiences for our customers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $45,000

Our Graduates Work For

  • Attractions
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Service Suppliers

Job Potentials

  • Attraction Manager
  • Customer Services Supervisor
  • Destination Sales Manager

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Beverage Management Concentration

This concentration covers both the knowledge required in the varieties of beverage products and skills for effective management necessary to ensure successful and profitable beverage service.

Salary Range

$30,000 to $65,000

Our Graduates Work For

  • Private Clubs
  • Sports Bars
  • Entertainment Venues

Job Potentials

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sommelier
  • Bar Manager

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Catering Management Concentration

This concentration will prepare you for on-demand dining experiences; high volume, high-profit opportunities.

Salary Range

$30,000 to $65,000

Our Graduates Work For

On-Premise and Off-Premise Catering

Job Potentials

  • Catering Sales Manager
  • Convention Services
  • Banquet Coordinator

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Meeting and Event Management Concentration

Content for this concentration is designed to assist students in a pathway to lead to supervisory or management positions with logistics, convention services and meeting management.

Salary Range

$30,000 to $65,000

Our Graduates Work For

  • Convention Centers
  • Tourist Bureaus
  • Decorators

Job Potentials

  • Event Meeting Planner
  • Convention Coordinator
  • Group Sales Manager

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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and experience in operations relative to the provision of goods and services in Hospitality Management.
  2. Apply knowledge of financial management to operations related to hospitality management.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, management information systems, and quantitative methods.
  4. Examine foundations of management, leadership, and human resources in hospitality management.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Acquire knowledge of a global perspective and diversity issues as related to hospitality management.
  7. Develop an awareness of the various career opportunities and options within the hospitality industry.
  8. Recognize legal and ethical considerations affecting lodging organizations.