Hospitality & Tourism

Announcing the new Wedding Planners Certificate (just one course) starting Spring, 2018! Check myAccess for more information.

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.

Degree and Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.



Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator 
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Art, Communications and Hospitality Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-2048

3+1 Program

COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Culinary Arts


  • Spotlight: Jenna Rothmund

    Jenna RothmundHospitality Management

    "With the new Culinary & Hospitality Center, you get the best training in the city for what you want to do. Seeing how much this program has grown over the past few years makes me very proud to say that I attended COD."

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  • Spotlight: Paige Chodur

    Paige ChodurHospitality Management

    "COD is known for providing an outstanding hospitality program run with instructors who have worked in the industry. Professor Mary Beth Leone is motivating, interesting and believes in what she teaches."

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  • Spotlight: Gus Vonderheide

    Gus VonderheideHospitality 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."

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  • Spotlight: Justin Syputa

    Justin SyputaHospitality Management

    "The staff at COD was really helpful and hands-on with the students. Mary Beth Leone was terrific because she has great industry experience and was able to give you real-life situations."

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  • Spotlight: Alyssa Lappin

    Alyssa LappinHospitality Management

    "Every professor I have had is extremely passionate about their careers and their students. Any time that I needed extra help, I got it."

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  • Spotlight: Roy Beaumont

    Roy BeaumontHospitality Management

    "If there was a College of DuPage across the street from where I live now, I'd still be taking classes, because there was always something of interest for me to take every semester I was here."

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  • Spotlight: Jamie Fredericks

    Jamie FredericksHospitality Management

    "Mary Beth Leone was always an inspiration to me when I was a student. She gave me a sense of the hotel career that would best suit me."

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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