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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality Management (Food Service Operations Management)

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
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Harper College

About this program

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality Management (Food Service Operations Management)

Emphasis is placed on the techniques and technology of the hospitality industry from a management point of view. Graduates of this 60 credit-hour curriculum will be qualified to assume positions as production supervisors, management trainees and small unit managers. Upon successful completion of approved hospitality management courses, students may be granted a Certificate of Completion and a Management Development Diploma from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Upon successful completion of approved hospitality management courses, students may be awarded a certificate from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association.

Admission requirements

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Program content

First Semester:

  • Composition
  • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • Food Standards and Sanitation
  • Menu Planning
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition

Second Semester:

  • Computer and Digital Literacy
  • Business Writing
  • Introduction to Food Prep/Production
  • Dining Room Operations
  • Mathematics

Third Semester:

  • Hospitality Supervision 
  • Restaurant Layout and Equipment 
  • Introduction to Wine, Spirits and Beverage Management  
  • Hospitality Promotions
  • Introduction to Psychology

Fourth Semester:

  • AAS General Education elective
  • Purchasing and Storage 
  • Seminar and Internship 
  • Hospitality Operations Analysis 
  • Hospitality Law and Risk Management 

Scholarships & funding

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Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Food Service Operations Management program will be able to:

  • Interpret general management concepts relating to food, beverage and the overall menu.
  • Utilize sales techniques leading to quality customer service and guest satisfaction.
  • Monitor food production standards and results.
  • Identify and promote safe food handling practices.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of general sales, inventory and cost control systems.
  • Demonstrate quality supervisory and people skills.

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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