Hospitality and Tourism Management

With Seminole State College's close proximity to many top-rated destinations throughout Central Florida, the College provides the perfect opportunity for students to earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. The degree program prepares students for a career in leadership within the hospitality industry. Through internship experiences and course selections from a defined list of electives and core courses, students can focus their studies on one of two specializations: Hotel Management or Restaurant Management. Students will learn many aspects of the industry, including finance, customer service theory, human resources, marketing and communication.

Hotel Management

The curriculum within the Hotel Management specialization provides students with the knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce. Students will be exposed to real-world scenarios as they apply to hotel operations. The courses will introduce students to strategies used in hospitality revenue management, planning and organizing events, as well as information technology specific to hotel accounting, finance, marketing and management.

Restaurant Management

The Restaurant Management specialization features curricula that address menu development, beverage and dining service styles and procedures. Students will also be exposed to safety and sanitation, basic food handling and preparation, human resource management and sales, and relationships with other departments and vendors.

Career Opportunities

  • Guest services agent
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Sales and marketing coordinator
  • Human resources generalist
  • Housekeeping supervisor
  • Dining room or kitchen supervisor


Michael Petrillose
Professor/Program Manager, Hospitality Programs