Begin your career in hospitality management, a fast-paced, dynamic field. This program will give you a strong background in every aspect of hotel and restaurant management, including: food preparation, menu planning, operations, safety and quality, purchasing and cost control, sales, customer service, and leadership skills. Through The Dining Room at Harper College, our on-site restaurant, you get hands-on experience planning, preparing and serving meals.
Students who earn a Hospitality Management degree can transfer to bachelor’s programs at several area institutions. Harper also offers several certificate programs, credit courses and continuing education classes.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different areas of specialization. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Associate in Applied Science—Hospitality Management
Choose ONE specialization:
- Food Service Operations Management
- Hotel Operations Management
Transfer to a bachelor's program
Harper offers transfer guides to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our transfer information page or see your advisor.
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
- Bread and Pastry Arts Certificate
- Culinary Arts Certificate
- Food Service Management Certificate
- Hotel Management Certificate
Flexible program options
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.