Hospitality Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Hospitality Management?

  • The perfect career for those who are passionate about tourism, lodging, and food service as well as understand the importance of quality experiences for guests.
  • Learn how to apply your teamwork and leadership skills to the complex and interesting world of travel and tourism.
  • Enjoy a career that combines creativity with problem solving and customer service.
Travel and tourism represent one of the top ten largest industries in the country. This exciting and profitable field applies sound management concepts and practices to the areas of food, lodging, and other related businesses.

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What You'll Learn

Through Mid-State’s Hospitality Management program, students will develop a wide array of skills useful in various roles within hospitality and tourism, including a fundamental understanding of food service operations, hospitality sales and marketing, events planning, management principles, customer service, effective communication, and creative thinking.

Students in this program engage in various activities and learning opportunities surrounding hospitality and tourism. You will plan events, produce sales and marketing projects, draft budgets, apply culinary skills and plan menus, practice effective management and customer service, and participate in an industry-related internship.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,683.28
  • Books: $2,089.90
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $11,773.18

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10109101 Exploring Hospitality 3
  10316112 Sanitation for Foodservice Operations 1
  10104102 Marketing Principles  3
  10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10809103 Think Critically & Creatively  3
  10106106 Quality Customer Service 3
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10316126 Culinary Applications 2
  10801198 Speech  3
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
  10109112 Tourism 3
  10109130 Hospitality Sales and Promotion 3
  10109157 Internship-Tourism, Lodging, Guest Services 1
  10804107 College Mathematics 3
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications  4
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics 3
  Term Total   15-16 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10316127 Menu Planning 3
  10109110 Room Operations Division 3
  10316160 Catering and Special Event Planning  3
  10109105 Hospitality Concept Development 3
  10109134 Cost Control-Revenue Management 3
  10109158 Internship-Culinary, Food/Beverage, Special Events 1
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196193 Human Resource Management 3
  10109107 Hospitality Law and Liability 3
  10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application  3
  10809198 Intro to Psychology  3
  10196191 Supervision  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   62-63 Credits

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.



  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Hospitality and Tourism Coordinator
  • Sales and Service Manager
  • Hospitality Guest Services Representative
  • Hotel/Resort Front Desk Receptionist
  • Restaurant Supervisor

“We couldn’t be happier that Mid-State has recognized a significant need for a quality Hospitality Management program in central Wisconsin. Many of the management positions at SentryWorld require a degree in those respective fields. Graduates with culinary degrees or hospitality management degrees are highly sought after and have the opportunity to grow within our organization.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Hospitality Management Pathway