Diploma Courses in Hotel Management

by Tricia Chaves

Undergraduate

The hotel, restaurant, and tourism management diploma program at Gwinnett Technical College requires 84 credit hours and is often completed in five to six semesters. Students may elect a specific concentration in hotel management and take courses like food service leadership and decision-making, food and beverage management, or hotel operations management and labor cost control. Classes begin four times per year and students gain practical experience in a departmental club known as the Hospitality and Educational Leadership Program. Gwinnett Technical College 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-962-7580 gwinnetttech.edu

Online/Correspondence

The Penn Foster Career School offers a six part self-paced diploma curriculum in hotel and restaurant management. The course teaches all aspects of hotel operations including managing people and the front office, food and beverage service, housekeeping, maintenance, and law. The school sends program materials to the student who takes written or on-line examinations. A library of study materials is accessible on line to compliment the study materials. Instructors are available by e-mail, postal mail, and by telephone weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time. G.I. Bill military education benefits are accepted and an interest-free financing option is available. The program is designed to be completed in as little as six months. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a diploma from Penn Foster Career School. Penn Foster Career School PO Box 1900 Scranton, PA 18501 570-961-4033 800-275-4410 toll-free pennfoster.edu

Post-Graduate

The University of California at Riverside offers a nine month post-graduate certificate and diploma in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. The program includes a 10-week Fundamentals of Global Hospitality course that covers operations and management of the front office, housekeeping, food and beverages, and human resources. The remainder of the class includes advanced, global hospitality management topics such as facilities design and management, loss prevention, and technology in the hospitality industry. This class is offered quarterly, and an optional elective is a one-year paid practical training that occurs upon graduation. Students receive two diplomas upon completion; a post-graduate diploma from the University of California at Riverside and a diploma issued by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. The University of California at Riverside International Education Programs UC Riverside Extension 1200 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92507-4596 951-827-4346 iep.ucr.edu

About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.

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