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What will I learn?

In four semesters and 64 credit hours, you will learn how to:

  • Successfully supervise a highly diverse team of people.
  • Oversee food and beverage operations for maximum profit.
  • Ensure excellence in housekeeping operations and food service sanitation.
  • Effectively use business math, operational cost control and accounting strategies for the hospitality industry.
  • Lead marketing and sales campaigns in highly competitive markets to an increasingly demanding clientele.
  • Apply the fundamentals of professional food preparation and cooking.

At the end of your studies, you will have earned an Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Lodging Management and be well prepared to start an exciting and challenging career in an ever-growing industry.


Our instructors stay on top of trends and bring that awareness into the classroom. You’ll get a comprehensive education of the hotel and lodging industry including basics of managing food service operations. Classes are small, usually 20-25 students, which gives you more one-on-one time with your instructors. They are also dynamic and interesting.

We offer an active job board and internships for JCCC students as well as our Career Pathways program for high school students to gain a head start on college courses.

Our Hospitality Management Advisory Board provides expert advice on a variety of issues to ensure that students earning degrees or certificates from JCCC are prepared to enter the workforce and become immediately productive.

Get real-world experience before you strike out on your own. Many courses require hands-on experience at local operations. You will you learn about the multiple facets of the industry working alongside seasoned professionals.

Opportunity for travel

The JCCC Hospitality Management department regularly offers travel for credit courses. Our students have traveled to Italy, Ireland, New York, Chicago and many other places.
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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Most graduates with an associate degree enter the field as management trainees or department supervisors. Jobs include:

  • Night manager
  • Front desk or front office manager
  • Guest services or guest relations manager
  • Hotel or resort manager
  • Rooms director

You can continue your education at a four-year school. JCCC’s transfer agreement with Kansas State University Polytechnic lets you transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management.

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 the job prospects there.

Download the Hotel & Lodging Management Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

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

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.