Hospitality Management | Western Technical College

Hospitality Management

Associate Degree

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Hospitality is the fastest growing industry in the world, and the second largest industry in Wisconsin. Western’s Hospitality Management program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to supervise staff and manage basic operations in hospitality-oriented organizations. You will gain exposure to different facets of the industry, including food and beverage service, travel and lodging, and recreation and tourism. This associate’s degree program covers relevant topics such as customer service, supervision, software applications for business, human resources, event management, sales and promotions, finance, and more. Courses are offered in a convenient online format.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Hospitality Management

This program will cost about $9,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Hotel and Lodging Manager
Restaurant General Manager
Banquet Manager
Food and Beverage Director
Maintenance Supervisor

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Plan the operations within a hospitality organization
  • Organize hospitality resources to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals
  • Control hospitality processes/procedures

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University

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