The Certificate Programs are designed for industry professionals currently working or planning on working in the hospitality industry.

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Hospitality Management with Optional Internship

This certificate is only available to students from universities that have executed an agreement with USFSM.

Four of the following courses (a total of 12 credits)

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None  
HFT 3263 Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3003, FSS 3231;
CP: HFT 3424
See advisor to request permit for waiver of pre-requisite.
HFT 3423 Hospitality Information Systems 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 3603 Hospitality Law & Leadership Ethics (title change requested) 3 None  
HFT 4221 Human Resource Management 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 4323 Facilities Management in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003  
HFT 4471 Management Accounting & Finance for the Hospitality Industry 3 PR: HFT 3003 and FIN 3403

Optional Internship

Students shall have the option of completing a hospitality internship of their own choice.  USFSM CHTL shall assist students in the acquisition of an internship program but cannot guarantee that every student will secure an internship opportunity.  Should the student choose to secure an internship and successfully does so, the student must register for HFT 4945 and comply with all of the course’s mandates.

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 4945 Hospitality Leadership & Internship 3 None Senior Standing


 


Hotel Management

The Certificate in Hotel Management (HOTEL) will enhance the student’s professional knowledge.  It was created for those who want to change careers to the hospitality industry and/or gain some pertinent knowledge of the field before entering the industry. The certificate will create opportunities for advanced education for industry professionals without the need for full degree requirements. The student must complete the five required courses (15 credit hours).  The certificate will be issued when a student has earned at least a 2.0 GPA and receive no less than a grade of “C-“ in any of the five classes in their concentrated certificate program. The certificate can be completed in one (1)  full year if the student takes all courses available each semester.

Required Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HFT 4221 Human Resources Management 3 HFT 3003
HFT 3503 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3 HFT 3003
HFT 3603 Hospitality Industry Law & Leadership Ethics 3 None
HFT 4253 Lodging Management 3 HFT 3003

The prerequisites for the above certificate courses will be waived for students pursuing the certificate program. Students should understand that by waiving the prerequisites, it does not relieve them of the responsibility for the pre-course knowledge to succeed in their class. Students will sign up as a non-degree-seeking student and permit request forms will need to be filled out when enrolling for classes. See the USFSM website for course descriptions, registration forms, dates, deadlines, and permit requests.


 


Restaurant Management

The Certificate in Restaurant Management (RESTM) will enhance the student’s professional knowledge.  It was created for those who want to change careers to the hospitality industry and/or gain some pertinent knowledge of the field before entering the industry. The certificate will create opportunities for advanced education for industry professionals without the need for full degree requirements. The student must complete the five required courses (15 credit hours).  The certificate will be issued when a student has earned at least a 2.00 GPA and receive no less than a grade of “C-“ in any of the five classes in their concentrated certificate program. The certificate can be completed in one (1) full year if the student takes all courses available each semester.

Required Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 None
HFT 4757 Event Management 3 None
HFT 3263 Restaurant Management 3 PR: HFT 3424, FSS 3231; CP: HFT 3424
HFT 3894 International Food & Culture 3 None
HFT 3424 Cost Control in Hospitality Operations 3 PR: HFT 3003

The prerequisites for the above certificate courses will be waived for students pursuing the certificate program. Students should understand that by waiving the prerequisites, it does not relieve them of the responsibility for the pre-course knowledge to succeed in their class. Students will sign up as a non-degree-seeking student and permit request forms will need to be filled out when enrolling for classes. See the USFSM website for course descriptions, registration forms, dates, deadlines, and permit requests.

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