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Hospitality and Event Management (AAS-HEM)

Program Location:  Gulf Shores Campus

Hospitality Management Division

Length: Four Semesters

This program is designed to produce management personnel for the hospitality industry. 

Hospitality Management Program Philosophy and Objectives

The Hospitality Administration Program is designed to afford the necessary skills and knowledge to its diverse student body for success in today‚Äôs ever-changing business world by integrating general education, professional skills, and career focused education. To this end, these programs will provide excellence in faculty, service, curricula, and facilities to equip students with the theoretical and applied tools necessary to become contributing members of society and to realize gainful employment in professional fields with strong growth potential.

* For the MTH 116 or more advanced requirement: Students planning to transfer to four-year degree will need to take a higher level math:

  • University of Alabama: MTH 110 - Finite Math
  • University of South Alabama: MTH 110 - Finite Math
  • Troy University: MTH 112 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • Auburn University: MTH 115 - Pre-Cal Algebra/Trig

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of Alabama Transfers state transfer and articulation reporting system.

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
CUA 101 Orientation to the Hospitality Profession 3
CUA 116 Sanitation and Safety 3
HMM 252 Hotel/Restaurant and Travel Law 3
ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
MTH 116 or MTH100 or more advanced math course + 3
Math, Science, or Computer Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 16

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
CUA 213 Food Purchasing and Cost Control 3
HSM 201 Event Planning and Management 3
HMM 106 or HMM 120 + 3
HSM 214 or HSM 250 + 3
CUA, HMM, or HSM Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HMM 105 Principles of Hospitality Management 3
HMM 241 Restaurant Service Management I 3
HMM 260 Human Resource Management 3
HSM 265 Planning and Development of Tourism 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Four

Item # Title Credits
HSM 123 Hospitality Field Experience I 3
HSM 222 Meeting and Convention Management 3
CUA, HMM, or HSM Elective + 3
History, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective + 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (T) + 3
Sub-total Credits 15


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.





Financial Aid is Available


Gulf Shores Campus

3301 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542