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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Hospitality CCC

Hospitality  (6116)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This certificate is designed to introduce hotel management concepts. The courses will provide a broad range of skills and knowledge that will be needed to understand the management process within the lodging industry.

Course content includes security, personnel practices, purchasing, front office procedures, property operations management, and legal aspects of the hospitality industry.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Approximate program length is one year.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Jenny Pasadas, Program Director/Department Chair,, (561) 868-3864
Professor Danny Fontenot,, (561) 868-3353                                                    Professor Heidi Ladika-Cipolla,, (561) 868-3351

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 27
HFT1000 Introduction to the Hospitality Business 3
HFT2220 Personnel Management Practices 3
FSS2105 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry 3
HFT2600 Hospitality Industry Law 3
HFT2410 Hotel-Motel Front Office and Procedures 3
HFT1630 Management of Security in Hospitality Business 3
HFT1313 Hospitality Property Management 3
HFT2434 Club Management 3
FSS2500 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
Electives Credits: 3
  Electives* 3
Total Program Credits: 30
*Electives: select from courses with the prefixes FSS or HFT.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities include motel and hotel rooms division, country clubs, time shares, extended living hotels or condo hotels.

Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information, see

Career Path Notes
Courses earned in this certificate will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Career Center
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