Build Your Future as a Hospitality Manager
Cypress College’s Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary Arts Department has a state-of-the-art culinary learning facility at its Anaheim campus. Located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, the campus is the perfect venue for students focusing on a career in hospitality management. Our hands-on learning environment prepares students to become skilled leaders in the hospitality industry.
The Hospitality Management Program offers comprehensive coursework in rooms operations, revenue management, food and beverage management, special events, purchasing, law, cost control, human resources, and sales and marketing. Hospitality Management coursework emphasizes guest service strategies, effective communication skills, teamwork, leadership, ethics, and critical thinking. Students will prepare for careers in the dynamic hospitality industry.
The program also offers:
- Comprehensive, hands-on and high-quality education
- Experienced and passionate faculty
- Accredited degrees and certificates
- Small classes with faculty and student interaction
- Affordable tuition
- Career Fair
- Job opportunities with local hospitality employers
- University transfer partnerships
- Cypress Bistro, a student-run restaurant
Frequently Asked Questions
Hotel Fundamentals Certificate, 15 units
Hospitality Management Certificate of Achievement, 36 units
Associate in Science in Hospitality Management, 60 units
Students with an associate’s degree have the option to transfer to a Bachelor in Science in Hospitality Management program.
Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer (expected to begin Fall 2019)
The program is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is three units per course. Unit fees for the 15-unit certificate would be $690; the 36-unit advanced certificate would be $1,656; and the 60-unit associate degree would be $2,760. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.
Most full-time students taking 15 credits per semester can complete a certificate in one to three semesters and an associate in science degree in two years. Students may elect to attend part time as well.
Hospitality, hotel, and lodging managers are the most common positions. The median annual salary for lodging managers is $59,800.
Hospitality management students have many career opportunities. Local partner employers include the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Disneyland Resort Hotels, Great Wolf Lodge, Irvine Marriott, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Pelican Hill Resort, Renaissance Newport Beach, Ayers Hotels, Surf and Sand Resort, and many more.
- Hotel Fundamentals Certificate = 15 units (1 – 2 semesters)
- Hospitality Management Certificate of Achievement = 36 units (2-3 semesters)
- Associate in Science in Hospitality Management Degree = 60 units (2 years)
- Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer (expected to begin Fall 2019) = 60 units (2 years)