Christopher Sweet, food services manager, on why he'd like to be best friends with Wolverine, the power and importance of empathy, and the best teriyaki salmon he's ever had. Read More
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.
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 To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
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.
Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Hospitality Management degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Hospitality Management Careers page.
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.