The Hospitality Facilities Management certificate is designed to assist students to transition smoothly into the workforce with knowledge of how to run a modern hospitality facility efficiently. The program will assist students with learning the responsibilities for ensuring hospitality buildings and their services meet the needs and wants of their guests. Emphasis is placed on software technology and how it is used to manage a hospitality building. Students will be able to understand and develop budgets and the requirements/steps to successfully complete a project, including initiation, planning, implementation, and monitoring. The curriculum focuses on the importance of operations and maintenance of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, grounds, parking lot, and emergency and security systems, preventative maintenance techniques, record keeping, and overseeing amenities. Other functions include sustainability as it relates to hospitality building including waste management, recycling, and energy conservation. Upon completion of the Essentials of Facilities Management course, students will be issued a Certificate of Completion from the International Facility Management Association. This certificate is recognized worldwide. Furthermore, upon completion of the Hotel Operations course, students will also be able to ascertain a certificate from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
The program expects 15 completers in the program annually. The rationale for the projection is based on the LMI data for Hospitality Management and Facilities Management, as well as the number of students who graduate with a certificate in Hospitality Management and end up working in the Hospitality Facilities Management field.
The Certificate in Hospitality Facilities Management will prepare students for a competitive advantage in the workforce as they learn not only about the hospitality industry, but facilities management to help them earn salaries above the minimum living wage.
The goals and outcomes of the Hospitality Facilities Management certificate include:
There are nine core classes required to attain the Hospitality Facilities Management Certificate. Those nine courses are BUSMGT-466, BUSMGT-470, ACCTGFS-465, HOTFS-10, HOTFS-21, HOTFS-32, HOTFS-42, HOTFS-428, HOTFS-482. HOTFS-482 is a one-unit course, and the other courses are all three units. The program is intended to be completed in three semesters.
(Y1 or S1)
|ACCTGFS-465||Financial Accounting for the Non-Accounting Major||3||S1|
|BUSMGT-466||Introduction to Project Management||3||S2|
|BUSMGT-470||Essentials of Facilities Management||3||S1|
|HOTFS-10||Introduction to Hospitality Management||3||S1|
|HOTFS-21||Purchasing, Cost Controls, and Menu Planning||3||S2|
|HOTFS-428||Human Resources Management in Hospitality||3||S1|
|HOTFS-482||Industry Internship: Hospitality Management||1||S3|
Diann Thursby · 03/14/22
Received regional recommendation at 3-14-2022 IEDRC Deans Meeting