Prepare to Work in the Hotel, Resort and Casino Industry
Westmoreland offers a degree, diploma and a certificate in Hotel and Resort Management.
Why choose Hotel and Resort Management as a career?
Those interested in the field of Hotel and Resort Management enjoy customer service, interacting with the public, solving problems, new daily challenges and working with their hands. They are creative and need to be adaptable to changing technology.
A graduate of this program is prepared to work in the hotel, lodging, resort and casino industry. They may work in the front office, customer service, property management, food service, recreation, and events. Property management employees include supervising housekeeping, grounds keeping and more.
Food service positions can vary from supervising the bistro/bar areas to managing the culinary staff. Graduates employed in events are involved with event sales, catering, entertainment and event management.
What will I learn?
Students in Westmoreland’s Hotel and Resort Management programs take classes with other Culinary Arts/Hospitality students. This provides them with an overall view and understanding of the industry and the other professionals they will supervise/manage.
Many of the faculty in our programs are also employed in the industry at regionally and nationally recognized hotel, resort and event venues, which brings the most current information to our students.
The degree and diploma programs include an internship, which requires the student to have supervised employment in the field.
The courses are offered online, blended and traditional classroom form. They are offered during the day and the evening. The classes are scheduled so that the student can easily work in the industry while taking classes.
- View the degree in the College Catalog
- View the diploma in the College Catalog
- View the certificate in the College Catalog
Students may be employed in positions such as hotel/motel managers or assistant managers; food, beverage and banquet managers or assistants; convention and special event coordinators; sales managers, department managers or assistants for lodging facilities.
In the 10-county region surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, earnings for occupations related to this program range from $12.74 to $23.15 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $16.85.
*Data provided by EMSI (economicmodeling.com)