Restaurant and Hospitality Management Program

The Hospitality and Restaurant Management program is an Associate in Applied Science degree offered by Iowa Central Community College with a hands-on approach to leadership and decision making. The students will gain valuable learning experiences in the areas of restaurant and hospitality management, event planning, customer service, safety and sanitation, food service technology, purchasing and cost control, accounting, sales, marketing and beverage management. The students will also be doing an on-the-job training practicum experience giving them a well rounded education. This will allow the students the experience of operating, supervising and making decisions for a real food and beverage establishment.

Course Schedule

Restaurant and Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-108 Safety and Sanitation
3.0
HCM-188 Food Preparation
3.0
HCM-189 Knife Skills
2.0
HCM-266 Culinary Math*
3.0
HCM-336 Event Planning & Customer Service I
3.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism
1.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-148 Food Fundamentals
3.0
HCM-300 Beverage Management
2.0
HCM-337 Event Planning & Customer Service II
3.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism
1.0
HCM-608 Intro to Hospitality
2.0
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-511 Food Technology Internship
3.0
 
Total Hours: 31.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-128 Basic Baking and Lab
2.0
HCM-131 Basic Pastry and Lab
2.0
HCM-228 Culinary Nutrition and Food Science
3.0
HCM-279 Accounting for Hospitality
3.0
HCM-338 Event Planning & Customer Service III
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-332 Hospitality Personnel Management
2.0
HCM-339 Event Planning & Customer Service IV
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
BUS-114 Workplace Communications*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
Restaurant & Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 68.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology.

Instructors

Michael Hirst 515-574-1296 hirst@iowacentral.edu  
Cory Dawson 515-574-1296 dawson@iowacentral.edu  
Tom Pritchard   pritchard@iowacentral.edu  
Brittany Bush 515-574-1286 bush_br@iowacentral.edu