Start your career in the hospitality industry and work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, time shares, condos, retirement communities, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, and event planning companies. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.
Hospitality managers can supervise work in many areas of the hospitality, such as the front desk, sales and marketing, housekeeping, catering and food services, and conference planning. Hospitality manager jobs are expected to increase by 24 percent by 2012, according to the State of Illinois Occupational Employment Projections. Sample salaries are as follows:
General Manager: $120,000
Director, Sales and Marketing: $80,400
Front Office Manager: $42,000
Guest Service Agent: $20,650
Degree and Certificate
College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Hospitality Management and certificates in Hospitality Foundations, Hospitality Operations, and Hospitality Sales and marketing, and Resort Management.
Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.
- Academic Information for Hospitality Management A.A.S Degree
- College of DuPage Student Planning Worksheet for the A.A.S. Degree
- Academic Information for Hospitality Management Certificate
- Course Descriptions
Chicago Skål Scholarship
Chicago Skål awards scholarships on an annual basis to currently enrolled students who are in degree programs in Travel and Tourism, Hospitality or related degrees. All schools must have a recognized minimum two- year program. Scholarships are in the amounts of $250 to $500 per semester based on academic merit and related courses with no regard to financial status, gender or race. More about Chicago Skål Scholarships
Gainful Employment Information
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Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist Mary Beth Leone, Professor, Hospitality Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Mary Beth Leone, Professor, Hospitality
Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
Business and Technology Division
COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Hospitality Management
Gus VonderheideCulinary and Hospitality Management
"I take great pride in my beginnings, because COD confirmed in my mind that the Hospitality industry was where I wanted to spend my time. The program gave me a look at many operating departments and clearly showed how they work together to provide the 'experience.' "Read Spotlight
Kelli JonesCulinary and Hospitality Management
"I have a sense of pride to say that I'm in this program. My experience at College of DuPage has empowered me to feel well-prepared to enter the work force. I know I can succeed at obtaining a long and promising career in the hospitality industry."Read Spotlight
Ulyana ViniarskayaCulinary and Hospitality Management
"Mary Beth Leone has done a spectacular job of teaching. She breaks it down for you so you understand it. I don't think I know of any other teacher who would dedicate so much of her time trying to explain something to you when you just don't get it."Read Spotlight
2012 College of DuPage