Hospitality Management

Restaurant and Hotel Options

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Employment in the Hospitality industry has reached record-breaking levels locally and internationally. As the industry has expanded, consumer expectations about the quality of their experiences at hotels and restaurants have also been raised to new heights. The Hospitality industry offers exciting and rewarding career options. Your education makes a difference in how competitive you will be for high-paying, senior-level positions.

Northampton Community College offers state-of-the-art training facilities, classroom study, and hands-on practical application. Our program prepares you to gain entry-level management positions in restaurants, hotels, and several hundred other hospitality related careers. Your internship course at Northampton will allow you to begin your career in the hospitality field, while gaining the work experience needed to help you climb the ladder of success. Students develop their specialized skills in the area of their choice, and can advance to management positions within 6 months to 1 year. The National Restaurant Association and The American Hotel and Motel Association offers scholarships to students interested in furthering their career with a formal education.

Northampton Community College's hospitality management program has been recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. The accreditation will enable college graduates to be awarded a certified hospitality graduate designation. ACPHA, a private nonprofit organization, is comprised of hospitality, tourism and business professionals from across the United States. The commission's standards set a national benchmark for the effective instruction of programs nationally.

Hospitality Management Program Mission Statement

Offer professional hospitality with a diverse outlook on the local and global communities via student engagement through innovative live labs and technologies. By providing an accessible and comprehensive learning experience students gain a global leadership perspective on accountability and integrity in the hospitality and related businesses.

Hospitality Management Program Vision Statement

  • As one of the leading Hospitality Management Programs in the nation, we will:
  • Instill problem solving techniques through formulating innovative critical thinking skills.
  • Continuously seek commitment to the sustainability of the industry, the economy and the environment.
  • Create a positive and ethical decision-making environment, that leads to effective communication and networking skills.
  • Promote innovative program offerings through industry recognized certifications and radical team building approaches.