Hospitality Management Certificate


The Hospitality Management Certificate (formerly Hotel Operations Certificate) offers 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. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

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
HRC 290 CHospitality Career Capstone3
ECON 105 CPrinciples of Economics-Micro3
or ECON 105HC Honors Principles of Economics
Total Units35