Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer Degree (AS-T)

Division: Career Technical Education


The Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer Degree (AS-T) is designed to provide an opportunity for the Hospitality major to achieve an Associate in Science Degree in Hospitality for Transfer (AS-T in Hospitality Management) while completing the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year institution. Students successfully completing this degree will acquire a fundamental knowledge base of the hospitality industry. This degree will provide students with an introduction to hotel management, restaurant management, special events management, and food service management. The intent is to prepare students for further academic study in the field. It will also demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper division work at the university level. At the baccalaureate level students will continue an education in various areas of hospitality management including hospitality concept design, financial and managerial accounting, marketing, human resource management and business and marketing strategies. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

To earn an Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AS-T) students must complete:

  1. a minimum of 18-20 units of major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or the Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  3. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework
  4. have an overall GPA of 2.0
  5. and a grade of C or better in all major coursework per Title V. Local graduation requirements are not applicable.
Required CORE Courses (3 units):
HRC 101 C Introduction to Hospitality Management3
List A - Select 8-9 units or three courses from the following:8-9
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics
Sanitation and Safety2
Restaurant Management3
Culinary Fundamentals I3
Hotel Operations3
Hospitality Law3
Cost Control in Hospitality3
List B - Select 7-8 units or two courses from the below list or any courses from List A not already selected:7-8
Financial Accounting5
Menu Planning and Purchasing (formerly Hospitality Purchasing)3
Hospitality Leadership3
Special Event Management3
Culinary Fundamentals II3
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
Total Units18-20