Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-109-5
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management Diploma


Enter the hospitality industry and prepare for a career managing hotels and other facilities that offer accommodations.

Employment opportunities in this diverse industry can be competitive as more job candidates enter this field.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Hotel/Hospitality Management associate degree.

Additional program details: Lodging managers make sure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience and they also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably. Important skills and aptitudes include a service orientation, willingness to learn, and stamina to work long hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
HOTEL-110 Front Office Procedures and Management 3
HOTEL-122 Basic Hospitality Accounting 3
HOTEL-135 Hospitality Professional Service and Development 3
MEET-151 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism 3
CULMGT-117 Hospitality Law and Liability 3
HOTEL-105 Hospitality Marketing, Sales and Revenue Strategy 3
HOTEL-112 Front Office Computerized Procedures ‡ 3
HOTEL-120 Building Operations and Security 3
HOTEL-127 Fundamentals of Meetings and Special Events 3
HOTEL-150 Housekeeping Operations 2

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply fundamentals to the operations within a hospitality organization
  • Demonstrate entry-level use of hospitality technology
  • Identify processes to meet organizational goals
  • Identify the various components that make up the hospitality industry
  • Identify resources used in the hospitality industry for problem solving

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities in this diverse industry are increasing, but are also competitive as more job candidates enter this field. Positions include front-desk agent, guest services, and assistant manager.

Possible Careers

Supervisor of Guest Services
Front Desk Supervisor
Housekeeping Supervisor
Assistant Hotel Manager
Hotel Manager


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Last updated: 08/25/2021