Hotel and Restaurant Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Those in the hospitality industry know the importance of a warm, welcoming reception and the friendly treatment of visitors and guests. The vast industry encompasses management careers in full-service resorts, fine-dining restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, cruise ships, casinos and more. The Hotel and Restaurant Management program focuses on the skills of supervision, budgeting, marketing and purchasing as related to the hospitality industry, including food service, lodging and tourism.
- Prepare for jobs such as front desk supervisor, events coordinator, dining room manager, guest services supervisor or reservation manager.
- Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school hospitality or related courses.
- International study tours and internship opportunities are available to further broaden knowledge and experiences in the hotel and restaurant management field. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.
- A program-to-program transfer opportunity is available at the University of Wisconsin -- Stout. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
- The Hospitality and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human relations through club and industry interaction.
- As a complement to the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, several short-term certificates are available within the School of Business.
- Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
- Salary Range: $23,000-$25,000
- Average Salary: $24,165
- Median Salary: $24,165
- Average Entry-Level Salary: N/A
- Average Hourly Wage: $10.14
- Three-year Average Salary: $31,535
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)
View course descriptions of all required courses
View course descriptions of all required courses
Credit Transfer Opportunities
WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.
High School Transfer Opportunities
WCTC Credits Awarded
Four Year College Transfer Opportunities
|Bellevue University||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science||up to 69|
|Cardinal Stritch||Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management||68|
|Carroll University||Organizational Leadership, Small Business||up to 64 cr|
|Concordia University||Baccalaureate Degree||up to 80|
|Franklin University||Bachelor of Science (various)||Junior Standing|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts||up to 80|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or Management||up to 80 cr|
|Silver Lake College||Bachelor of Science (various)||minimum of 60|
|U of Las Vegas||Hotel Administration||up to 64 cr|
|U of Phoenix||Bachelor of Science (various)||varies|
|Upper Iowa University||Bachelor of Science||up to 78|
|UW-Green Bay||Bachelor of Applied Studies Online||Junior Status|
|UW-Oshkosh||Bachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership & Organizational Studies||61|
|UW-Stout||Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management||up to 68|
|UW-Stout||Bachelor of Science in Management||up to 68|
|UW-Stout||B. S. Career, Technical Education & Training||up to 60|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership||68|
UW-System Credit Transfer
If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.
Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.
Meet your Instructor
- BS, Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Wisconsin – Stout
- MS, Education, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
- Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Lodging Association
"My goal is to teach people current business practices to make them employable and successful in today’s competitive business world."
- BA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
- MA, Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
- Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute
"I create a learning environment where each student is challenged and empowered to develop life and technical skills necessary to be successful in their endeavors."