Harper College

Hospitality Management

The ingredients for success

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 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.

Flexible program options

Explore Hospitality Management Careers

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.


Next steps

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.


Hospitality Management Program News

Get the latest news and updates from the Harper Hospitality Management department.

Emily Reddy, Pili Rios and Ed Dolik

Harper sweeps cupcake competition

Harper College students Emily Reddy and Ed Dolik finished first and second, respectively, in a head-to-head cupcake showdown against Elgin Community College at the 2018 Bon Appetit Community Food and Drink Festival in Hoffman Estates. Read More

Last Updated: 11/13/23