Hospitality is the study of servicing and satisfying guests within hotels, restaurants, private clubs, managed food service, event planning, tourism related businesses, and travel providers. The students will be trained in principles of supervision, marketing, purchasing, cost control, customer service, basic food service and catering, business and accounting in relationship to the hospitality and tourism industry. The courses within this program are designed to provide students with applicable skills useful in a vast range of occupations. 

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. To earn this Hospitality Management AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of "C" (or "P");
  • completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of a least 2.0; and
  • certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.

It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Hospitality Management should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Required Courses:
HOSP 100Introduction to Hospitality and Customer Service3
List A - Three courses from the following: (9 units)
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors
CULART 225Sanitation and Safety3
HOSP 120Hospitality Cost Control3
HOSP 130Hospitality Food and Beverage Management3
HOSP 160Culinary Production and Kitchen Operations3
List B - Two courses from the following (or any courses from List A not already used): (6-7 units)
ACCT 200Financial Accounting4
BUSAD 210Business Law3
CULART 161Quantity Food Preparation3
CULART 240Procurement, Purchasing and Selection3
ECON 208Business and Economic Statistics4
or MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or MATH 108H Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors
or PSYCH 105 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Major Total18-20
Total Units That May Be Double Counted6
General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units37-39
Electives (CSU Transferable) Units7-11
Total Units60

See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer. 

To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following  general education patterns:

CSU GE requirements

IGETC requirements