2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business/Hospitality Concentration, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. The Business program encompasses related disciplines in these general concentrations: Accounting , Culinary Arts , Hospitality  and Management . Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

Hospitality concentration. The Hospitality concentration is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to succeed in the hospitality management field. Practical applications of basic management theories and principles are stressed. Courses incorporate work-related experiences to simulate realistic management problems and opportunities. The curriculum also includes on-the-job experience as an intern. Organizations in the industry frequently promote from within, so the internship can be a significant asset.

Typical job opportunities: Associate manager, small-business operator, assistant manager, functional assistant manager

Program goals. Upon completion of a Business program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply the basic principles of Business.
  2. Integrate business disciplines.
  3. Identify problems and use appropriate techniques to find solutions.
  4. Work independently and function on a team.
  5. Demonstrate basic math, verbal and written communications, and the use of technology.
  6. Qualify for entry-level positions in business.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of business.

Contact(s): Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

See the General Education   section of this Catalog for electives.

Elective to be chosen from any HSP course not listed as a requirement for Hospitality students.

3HSP 2950
To enroll in this Internship course, students must be in pursuit of an A.A.S. degree in Business with a Culinary Arts or Hospitality concentration; have completed 15 hours of CULA or HSP courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA in CULA or HSP courses and an overall minimum 2.0 GPA; be enrolled in the semester in which the student will graduate; have completed and submitted the Internship application to the BCT internship coordinator prior to enrollment in the course and beginning of the term. Application and instructions are available on the Business and Computer Technology Internships webpage.