This certificate provides students with the background required in today's increasingly diverse hospitality industry. This program was developed with input from professional industry members, who comprise the MiraCosta College Hospitality Management Advisory Board, as well as the cooperation of local hospitality executives and members. Courses in this program complement the skills learned on the job and are valuable to either the person who is seeking a certificate/degree or the individual who is already in the field and desires to increase their overall effectiveness in a particular area.
This modified COA in Hospitality Management will support students seeking to complete their two-year education for a high-wage, in-demand industry. In recent years, the Hospitality Management program at MiraCosta has108 current enrollments.
The Certificate of Achievement (COA) in hospitality management aligned with MiraCosta’s mission as a career and technical education program and as an effort to support the economic and educational well-being of the communities served. This modified certificate explicitly builds upon the College’s existing hospitality certificates. The modified certificate allows students who complete this local certificate to obtain employment in hotels, resorts, theme parks,restaurants, and other tourism-based businesses.
The modified program will serve the needs of the growing hospitality economic sector in San Diego County. There will be significant growth in hospitality positions incoming years, and MiraCosta College’s COA is well-positioned to serve this need.
The MiraCosta Community College Educational Plan 2016-2020 (addendum to the college’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2011-2020) contains 14 institutional objectives that describe strategies for achieving the College’s five institutional goals. The modified certificate program in hospitality management is aligned with Institutional Goal I, as an innovative practice that will broaden access to higher education for students, Institutional Goal II, as an institution that maximizes student success, and Institutional Goal V, as a conscientious community partner in serving to provide students with the needed skills to participate in the growing hospitality/tourism sector.
The modified certificate of achievement will prepare students for careers as guest services agents, lodging managers, concierges, event coordinators, and theme park supervisors. The modification removes discontinued courses and adds courses in marketing and human resources. These modifications were proposed after discussions with the advisory board and representatives of local companies in the hospitality and tourism sector. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate skills and strategies to succeed in hospitality industry organizations.
Upon completion of this program,students will be able to demonstrate skills and strategies to succeed in hospitality industry organizations. The current workforce demand for students with academic experience in hospitality management skills is well documented. Career opportunities exist as a Food Service Managers, Lodging Managers, Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Guest Services Agents, Concierges, Personal Service Managers,
COA Hospitality Management
|Required Core (18 units)||BUS117 BUS132 HOSP100 HOSP114 HOSP150||Human Resources Management Principles of Marketing Introduction to Hospitality Management Hospitality Law Hospitality Cost Control||3 3 3 3 3||NA NA NA NA NA||NA NA NA NA NA||Yr 1, Fall or Spring Yr 1, Fall or Spring Yr 1, Fall or Spring Yr 1, Spring Yr 2, Fall|
|Two courses (6 units)||HOSP130 HOSP133 HOSP153||Conference and Special Event Management Introduction to Hotel Mangement Introduction to Food and Beverage Management||3 3 3||NA NA NA||NA NA NA||Yr 2, Spring Yr 1, Spring Yr 1, Spring|
Required Major Total 24 units
TOTAL UNITS 24units
Year 1, Fall = 12-15 units
Year 1, Spring = 12-15 units
TOTAL UNITS: 24 units
Efrain Silva · 12/01/21
IVC supports the modification.
Dr. Al Taccone · 11/30/21
MiraCosta, of course, endorses, but, would never consider a new program in hospitality. We are modifying in the hopes of the revised curriculum offering more of what students may need to earn positions in the industry.
Priscilla Fernandez · 11/29/21
MiraCosta submitted the appropriate LMI from the COE. The COE recommends proceeding with a new program or a program modification because 1) a supply gap exists in the region; 2) entry-level and median earnings for most occupations are above the living wage; and 3) a high number of annual job openings exist. The colleges should note that employers typically require a bachelor’s degree as the minimum educational requirement for these occupations.
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