Restaurant Management

The Hospitality Industry is one of the nation's largest private sector employers. Students can work locally or globally.

The Restaurant Management degree provides the academic and practical background for immediate entrance into this dynamic field. Based on the career and personal objectives of the student, a certificate or associate in applied science degree options are available.

Career Information

This degree prepares you through a combination of hands-on technical training, communication and human relations skills to be an effective entry level manager in the Hospitality Industry. Typical salaries include the following:

  • Restaurant General Manager: $75,000
  • Catering Manager: $41,700

Degree and Certificate

College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree and certificate in Restaurant Management. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.


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

Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-3223

David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-2868

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

3+1 Program

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