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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary & Hospitality: Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate (HTMG-CC)

Location(s): Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Norwalk

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

Students will be exposed to a broad range of subjects covering the inter-related areas of the tourism industry, both by means of theoretical and practical work within the college, and by internships in recognized hotels, restaurants, or related institutions, as an integral part of the program. The objective is to train students to a level of all-around competence in the varied operations of the hospitality industry by confronting students with the contemporary issues and challenges that face the industry and by developing their abilities to initiate and manage change and to produce a solid foundation on which a future management career may be built. Graduates will be prepared to embark upon their careers with confidence, armed with the knowledge, the basic experience and the interpersonal skills that will allow them to succeed in the hotel-tourism industry.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all Hospitality & Tourism Management certificate requirements, graduates will

  • Professionalism: Summarize basic principles and concepts of the hospitality industry with its varied career tracks, and apply personal skills, including but not limited to adherence to accepted professional standards and codes of conduct.
  • Leadership: Develop and meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethical standards of behavior in management.
  • Teamwork: Recognize the importance of working groups, mutual responsibility, and diversity of thought to effective outcomes.
  • Culinary Skills: Analyze theory and techniques skills of food preparation and presentation.
  • Safety & Sanitation: Safely operate commercial kitchen equipment in an efficient manner and apply safety and environmental sanitation standards of foodservice operations to obtain a ServSafe® certificate.
  • Service: Analyze methods of service and management principles for all hospitality operations and learn beverage service through varied styles and menu offerings.
  • Technology: Apply technology to food service and hospitality operations.
  • Customer Relations: Recognize and value the importance of the hospitality consumer, their needs, experience, and diversity, in both the operational and strategic context
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate creativity and sound thinking in solving management problems.
  • Sales and Marketing: Differentiate styles of marketing, sales analysis, and planning for the hospitality industry.
  • Human Resource: Analyze how human resources practices can support an organization’s strategic and operational objectives and enhance long-term performance maximizing individual and group performance.
  • Intercultural Awareness: Comprehend how various cultural differences impact the hospitality industry from a local, regional, national, and international perspective.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively using written, oral, and nonverbal techniques in the gathering and presenting of information in hospitality enterprises
  • Cooperative Experience: Transfer knowledge and apply skills in a performance environment to demonstrate the unique professional requirements necessary for a successful career in the hospitality industry.