Hotel Restaurant Management
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Program Description

The hospitality industry, one of the nation's leading employers, is continually looking for well-qualified managers. Students entering the curriculum are provided with the skills and knowledge necessary for management positions in hotels, restaurants, country clubs, catering, sales, fine dining and quick service.

The program is designed to emphasize strategies in supervision, marketing, sanitation, food, beverage, labor cost controls and management. Laboratory courses (on-campus fine dining restaurant) are scheduled for students to actively participate in actual operation. An eight-week internship in the hospitality industry concludes the program providing students with a management-oriented experience.

Upon graduation, students are prepared to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year program. Transfer agreements are in place with many colleges. These include Niagara University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Florida International University, Paul Smith's College and Buffalo State College, just to mention a few.


Scholarships are available from several industry organizations including:

  • Statler Foundation Scholarship
  • New York State Restaurant Association
  • Jack Geiger Memorial Scholarship
  • Marjorie E. White Scholarship
  • NYSRA Family Member Scholarship (family member must be a member of the NYSRA)
  • NYSRA Employee Scholarship (employer must be a member of the NYSRA)
  • New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
  • American Academy of Chefs
  • Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • International Food Service Executive Association
  • Kevin Malchoff NRA Educational Foundation Scholarship
  • Statler Foundation Study Abroad

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Hegis: 5010
Curriculum Code: 0572
Campus Location: North
Business & Public Service Division

Available at:

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
HS or HSE Diploma

Recommended H.S. Courses And/Or Experiences:
1 Year of Math
Food Preparation/Restaurant Experience

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Fine Dining
Country and City Clubs
School Lunch
Skilled Nursing and Retirement Homes


Did You Know?

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