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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality Management

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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Harper College

About this program

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality Management

Begin your career in hospitality management, a fast-paced, dynamic field. This program will give you a strong background in every aspect of hotel and restaurant management, including: food preparation, menu planning, operations, safety and quality, purchasing and cost control, sales, customer service, and leadership skills. Through The Dining Room at Harper College, our on-site restaurant, you get hands-on experience planning, preparing and serving meals.

Students who earn a Hospitality Management degree can transfer to bachelor’s programs at several area institutions. Harper also offers several certificate programs, credit courses and continuing education classes.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements for this program, please visit the college's website.

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Program content

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality Management is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different areas of specialization, which include:

  • Food Service Operations Management
  • Hotel Operations Management

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the college's website.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college's website.

Career paths

Begin your career in the hospitality industry with this 60-credit-hour degree program. Choose from two distinctive tracts in food service operations or hotel management operations.

Hospitality management is a rapidly growing field, and employers are in search of skilled individuals with solid training in these areas.

Career options

  • Food service manager
  • Hotel/front desk manager
  • Kitchen manager
  • Restaurant manager

About this institute

Harper College

Harper College, one of the United States’ premier community colleges, is located in the northwest suburbs just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Harper offers more than 50 fields of study and more than 450 popular general education...

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Why study at Harper College

We build a community for our students by providing events and services that promote participation in the collegiate experience.

Many of our classes have smaller class sizes (less than 30 students) than our 4-year counterparts, so our students have more personalized interactions with their instructors.

Harper has a robust transfer program, with several different options for transferring credits to four-year universities in the US. These include transfer-ready programs, dual degree programs, and 2+2 agreements with universities.

Contact info

Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
60067 Palatine Illinois
United States of America


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