Hospitality Specialist

Hospitality Specialist

Degree Type

27-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-109-4

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

The leisure and hospitality industry includes full-service hotels and resorts, fine-dining restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, cruise ships, casinos, and theme and amusement parks. Those working in this industry train to work in various areas such as lodging, event planning, operations and more. In this program, focus on supervision, budgeting, marketing and purchasing skills.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any computer or tablet
  • Uniforms: $100
  • Black non-slip lace-up shoes: $50

How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

Customer service skills are paramount to those working in the hospitality industry. Those who are detail oriented and have a positive attitude will be successful in this type of work. If you are a good communicator, team player and have superior problem-solving skills, a career in this field may be right for you.

  • Front Desk Supervisor
  • Event Planner
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Guest Services Supervisor
  • Reservation Manager

$20,000 – $38,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

International study tour opportunities and internships are available. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.

2

Alongside this technical diploma, you'll earn the ServSafe Food Production Manager certification. If you already hold this certification, you will be given Advanced Standing credit.

3

The Hospitality, Baking 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.

Hospitality Specialist

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