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Pursue a career that spans the globe

As the hospitality management industry continues to expand to every corner of the earth, the need for a talented, qualified workforce has rapidly increased. Take the lead with JCCC’s Hospitality Management program and create memorable experiences locally or abroad!

What will I learn in JCCC’s Hospitality Management program?

Get ready to enter the many exciting and varied career opportunities within the hospitality industry through JCCC’s Hospitality Management courses. Our cutting-edge programs cover a wide range of topics, giving you the interdisciplinary education needed to succeed in the hospitality management field.

Explore emerging trends in tourism, culinary arts, lodging, and food and beverage. Develop the diverse skill set required for a career in hospitality management through hands-on learning and professional experiences.

The Hospitality Management department includes five programs of study in the fields of culinary arts and hospitality management. While both fields are centered on the guest experience, culinary arts courses highlight cooking techniques, food service and professional kitchen management, including budgeting and forecasting. Hospitality management courses are focused on the tourism industry with a business-related emphasis.

Choose your career path and build important skills and competencies:

[Catalog] Chef Apprenticeship, AAS
[Catalog] Dietary Manager Certificate
[Catalog] Food and Beverage Management, AAS
[Catalog] Hotel and Lodging Management, AAS
[Catalog] Pastry/Baking Certificate

Why JCCC's Hospitality Management program?

Opportunity thrives at JCCC. As a Cavalier, you’ll have access to high quality education, free resources to support your studies and unparalleled learning experiences.

Classes taught by industry experts

Get a multifaceted education in the hospitality and culinary industry with JCCC’s accomplished instructors. Our faculty have many years of experience in the field and bring their expertise and knowledge of up-and-coming trends into the classroom.

All Hospitality Management courses are dynamic and interesting, with smaller class sizes allowing for more one-on-one time with your instructors.

Career development opportunities

Gain immediate professional experience through our active job board. Find local internship openings through the Career Development Center and receive free interview training and résumé assistance. High school students ready to get a head start on college courses can begin through our Early College Partnerships and Outreach program.

Gain real-world expertise in the hospitality and culinary industry before you graduate. Many courses in the program teach through hands-on learning at local operations. Learn about the multiple facets of the field working alongside seasoned professionals.

World-class facility

Take your education to the next level in JCCC’s 36,000-square-foot Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy. This state-of-the-art building houses five culinary labs, an innovation kitchen, a demonstration kitchen in a culinary theater and JCCC’s very own pastry shop.

Learn from business leaders in the community

Our Hospitality Management Advisory Committee provides expert advice and inside knowledge to ensure you’re ready to enter the workforce. The board includes experienced individuals in the management field, ready to answer any questions you have about a career in the industry.

Take classes abroad

As a part of the tourism industry, hospitality management can take you across the country—or the world!

Get a global education during your time as a Cavalier. Study abroad options span over 50 countries, with opportunities to learn over a short break or a full semester.

Travel is also built into the JCCC Hospitality Management curriculum. The department regularly offers travel for credit courses, meaning you can travel and earn credits toward your degree at the same time. Our students have traveled to major tourism destinations, including Italy, Ireland, New York and Chicago.

Jason Gray, Assistant Professor, Hospitality Management
“Opportunities are abundant, and those who are a good fit can climb the career ladder quickly simply by having a very positive attitude, a very strong work ethic and excellent people skills.”

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You’ll graduate into a fast-growing industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18 percent increase in hospitality employment opportunities from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for other occupations. The only question now is where your career will begin.

Depending on the program you pursue, you have a variety of exciting options in the hospitality and culinary field, including:

  • Skilled professional chef
  • Dietary manager for a hospital, school or other facility
  • Foodservice director, supervisor or manager
  • Manager for a hotel, resort or spa
  • Cruise ship excursions director
  • Conference event planning or event management
  • Manager or general manager of a restaurant
  • Pastry chef or baker

Ready to continue your education at a four-year school? Explore transfer options with your academic counselor.

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving hospitality management. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas and Missouri, including salary information and local job prospects.

Find employment projections and salary information at the Power BI Post Graduate Report.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.