Program Description

The Hospitality Specialist Embedded Technical Diploma program is designed for individuals interested in careers in the hospitality industry that provide opportunities for interacting with the public. If you are just starting your career in hospitality or looking to improve your current standing, you can gain additional knowledge to excel in the hospitality sector. General business skills are combined with key fundamental hospitality and event planning practices. The hospitality industry provides a vast array of job opportunities in various venues, such as: conference centers, parks and recreation, hotel and lodging, and tourism.

* This program is coming soon, pending official approvals from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC). You may still apply and be accepted into the program, contingent upon official program approval.

 

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply business concepts to the industry
  • Communicate as a hospitality professional
  • Distinguish the varying components of the hospitality industry

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Health Club Assistant
  • Concierge
  • Reservations Agent
  • Event Planner
  • Guest Room Sales Associate
  • Catering Coordinator
  • Front Desk Associate

Courses

The Hospitality Specialist (Coming Soon*) Technical Diploma is a 30 credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
MARKETING PRINCIPLES 3.00
EXPLORING HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION 2.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE 2.00
MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING 2.00
HOSPITALITY AND RECREATIONAL LAW 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Hospitality Specialist (Coming Soon*) Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.