This professionally oriented program offers students the opportunity to specialize in course work related to the hotel, restaurant and nutrition industries, and culminates in the A.A.S. or A.S.degree. Students are prepared for professional and middle management positions in various areas of the industry. Hotel students may anticipate employment positions in guest services, hotel front desk, housekeeping and auditors. Restaurant Management students may find employment as food and beverage managers, food service directors, and banquet and catering managers. An A.S. in Food and Nutrition prepares students for careers in Nutrition Education and Dietetics. Students are exposed to current culinary laboratory and food production methods.
View the Hospitality and Business department's course descriptions in the current College Catalog.
Students are required to do an internship in the hotel and restaurant management programs. One of the most popular options is working in Walt Disney World in Florida for a semester. Students earn six credits for the internship and live and work at Disney. For more information on the Disney college program click on the Disney College website or contact the department faculty member in charge of the program, Professor Anthony Bruno, at 516.572.7344
A full culinary laboratory features all the facilities necessary for students to prepare and serve meals. Computer labs are used to supplement the Hotel Front Office, Food and Beverage Operations II and Food and Beverage Merchandising courses.
The Business Hospitality Learning Center is located in Building K. For more information, call 516.572.7344.