Hospitality Management Associate in Science Degree

Division: Career Technical Education


The Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality Management offers comprehensive coursework in rooms operations, revenue management, food and beverage management, special events, purchasing, law, cost control, human resources, and sales and marketing. Coursework emphasizes the role of guest services, effective oral and written communication skills, teamwork, management and leadership strategies, ethical decision making and critical thinking. Students will prepare for careers in the dynamic hospitality industry. and/or transfer to a four year university.

To earn an Associate Degree, students must complete all graduation requirements to include:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the social justice, equity and sustainability and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a total of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, visit or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 35 units.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (35 units):
HRC 101 C Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRC 120 CSanitation and Safety2
HRC 125 CRestaurant Management3
HRC 152 C Menu Planning and Purchasing (formerly Hospitality Purchasing)3
HRC 160 CHotel Operations3
HRC 164 CHospitality Law3
HRC 170 CBeverage Management3
HRC 230 CHospitality Leadership3
HRC 231 CCost Control in Hospitality3
HRC 232 CSpecial Event Management3
ECON 105 CPrinciples of Economics-Micro3
or ECON 105HC Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
HRC 290 CHospitality Career Capstone3
or HRC 295 C Internship
Total Units35