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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 22, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] [Archived Catalog]

Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program is to educate, train, and develop students for career-oriented positions as cooks and managers in the dynamic foodservice and hospitality industries. The College successfully recruits, retains, and graduates students who progress through curricular cohorts. Program requirements are rooted in competencies developed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), and emphasize a practical, hands-on application approach to understanding the foundations of culinary arts and hospitality management. 

The Program

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program provides students with basic hospitality management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the hotel, motel, lodging, and tourism industries. The program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in a dynamic, growing industry. The hospitality industry is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida.

Educational coursework includes emphasis on communication, management, human relations, and leadership skills. Through the internship program, hospitality management students gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.

Candidates for jobs must have an understanding of accounting principles, good customer service skills, and basic knowledge of personnel and operations management. A typical job title would be assistant manager (of front desk, housekeeping, or operations).

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase the College approved knife set, an approved chef's uniform, and solid black non-skid shoes. Students enrolled in dining room courses are required to purchase the College approved dining room uniforms.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Embedded Certificate(s)

Two technical certificates are available as options within this degree program: Food and Beverage Management (6050) (T.C.)  and Guests Services Specialist (6052) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214) (A.S.)  you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism Management (2214) (A.S.) , you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.

Internships/Externships/Rotations/Fieldwork

Students are required to complete 600 internship hours in the hospitality/tourism field.

The Career

The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently among the hottest, fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today's market are expressing a preference for education over experience. Nationally, the demand for graduate hospitality managers already surpasses the number of viable candidates.

Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

Certification/Licensing

Graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Manager certification.

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654, (410) 226-5527.

Application Procedure

Students interested in applying to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program must:

  1. Complete an admissions application or be currently enrolled with Florida State College at Jacksonville or be a former Florida State College at Jacksonville student. 
  2. If applicable, present to the Program Manager official transcripts from another college or university.
  3. Complete and submit an applicable for financial aid, if needed.  

Prospective students must be advised by the Instructional Program Manager, Bob Mark, immediately upon enrolling at Florida State College at Jacksonville and before the first semester classes are selected, to ensure proper sequence. Students are enrolled in cohorts. Students will also be advised by a counselor for general academic and financial direction. This program is offered at Downtown Campus during the day and evening.

Need More Information? Contact:

Bob Mark, Downtown Campus, (904) 633-8129 or william.mark@fscj.edu

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Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 45

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

Articulation


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor's degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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