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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management Program, AAB (Owens Code: HOSP)

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Career Program

Degree Offered:

Associate of Applied Business

Campus Offered:


Credits Required: 70-71

Related Program:

Students interested in specializing in food preparation may want to explore the Culinary Arts Certificate or Program.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates will seek management employment in hotel “front desk operations”, quick service restaurants, country club and resort “front of the house” operations.

Transfer Options:

Graduates may pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Findlay. Meet with an Enrollment Services representative or the Program Chair for more transfer information.


Students who currently hold the ServSafe certificate and/or current CPR should see Department Chair as some coursework may be waived.

This program prepares students for management and supervisory positions within the hospitality industry. The program’s philosophy integrates three elements: a strong academic background to develop the student’s intellectual awareness; specialized business and hospitality courses to prepare the student for all areas of industry employment; and practical, on-the-job training to allow the student to become fully involved in a chosen field.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate safe and sanitary food handling practices as stipulated in local, state and federal laws.
  • Students will demonstrate fundamental food production skills necessary to meet the demands of the professional kitchen.
  • Students will apply concepts of nutrition through the creation of menu items marketable by professional hospitality organizations.
  • Students will demonstrate communication and supervision skills necessary for success in hospitality leadership positions.
  • Students will demonstrate leadership techniques necessary to manage a diverse workforce.
  • Students will describe the role of business integrity and ethics within the hospitality industry.
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills appropriate for a professional business setting.
  • Students will utilize critical thinking skills during job performance.


1st Semester

16 credits

2nd Semester

17 credits

Summer Semester

4 credits

3rd Semester

17-18 credits

4th Semester

16 credits

Apply for Graduation

Students registering for their final semester of course work must petition for graduation through their Ozone account.  The Petition for Graduation can be found under Student Quick Links.  Deadlines and fees apply; please visit for petition deadline dates.  For additional information, refer to Petition for Degree Completion and Graduation Requirements Policy under Academic Policies and Procedures  



1 Select from: FNH 150 , FNH 170 FNH 215 , FNH 220 , FNH 270 , FNH 271 

Hospitality Management Program Information

 Special Admission Requirements

  • Program admission is selective and requires submission of a complete application file that includes an application to the College, high school transcripts or GED record, and college transcripts. Applicants must have an Owens Community College cumulative GPA of 2.0. Developmental coursework must be completed in reading, writing and math. Applicants must be ready for entry into ENG 111  (or have completed it with a passing grade) and into MTH 213  (or have completed it with a passing grade).
  • Applicants who have not met the academic admissions requirements for entrance into the Program may take developmental and arts and sciences courses as specified by the Program. Upon successful completion of these courses, the student may reapply for entrance into the Program. Contact the Department Chair or the Office of Enrollment Services for specific information and final date for application.
  • The Program accepts 10 students twice each year (Fall and Spring Semesters). All students enrolled in the Program must earn a “C” grade or better in each technical course. Students who do not earn a “C” grade or better in an FNH course may be readmitted only one time on a space available basis.

Non-Academic Readmission

Students who leave the Program for other than academic reasons may request readmission and be readmitted providing there is an opening in the Program.

Academic Readmission

  1. A student requesting readmission after being dismissed with a “D” or “F” grade in any FNH course must complete the following courses with a “C” grade or better before being considered for readmission: MTH 213 , IST 100 , ENG 111 , ENG 112 , FNH 135 .
  2. A 2.0 overall GPA is required.
  3. The student may be required to pass a culinary lab proficiency examination to demonstrate previously acquired skills.
  4. Contact a counselor who will assist in developing a written academic plan to resolve the academic problem.
  5. No second readmission will be considered. All FNH courses must be completed within five years from the initial entrance into the Hospitality Management Program.

Credentialing Exam

Program graduates are eligible to take an exam to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), which affirms the graduate is well prepared to manage a busy food service operation.


All students should check for prerequisites for a class before registering.

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