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Hospitality Certificate Business Total Units: 28
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Spring 2011


The Hospitality Certificate of Achievement provides an opportunity to gain broad hospitality industry knowledge and specific skills that will enable students to gain employment and advance within the industry. The hospitality certificate is also the foundation for those who are interested in furthering their education in the hospitality field.

Many employers engaged in the tourism, restaurant, and hotel industries in Sonoma County are expressing a need for employees who have hospitality industry skills.

Jobs in hospitality are expected to increase at a growth rate of almost twice the average for all occupations in the State. Hospitality is currently listed among the fifty occupations having the largest absolute growth in California. An additional 2,850 jobs will occur as a result of experienced managers leaving the labor market, with opportunities greater in major metropolitan and resort areas.

More information about the Business Administration programs can be found at the Business Administration website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical, quantitative, and computer skills necessary to work in the hospitality field;
  2. apply necessary skills required for managing the complex human interactions and communications that take place in the hospitality industry; and
  3. demonstrate the ability to effectively provide customer service to clients.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Hospitality Certificate program are:

  • Complete 28 units from
    • Hospitality Requirements

Hospitality Requirements - complete 28.00 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 54Quantitative Skills/Math3.00
BMG 61Skills for Managers1.50
CUL 250Sanitation and Safety1.00
CUL 256.10Restaurant Operations3.00
HOSP 50Introduction to Tourism in Sonoma County1.00
HOSP 51Introduction to Customer Service1.00
HOSP 60Introduction to the Hotel Industry1.00
WINE 130Wine Service and Hospitality1.50
WINE 131Wine Industry Event Planning1.50
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00

Term Effective: Spring 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2013

Previous Versions:

Hospitality - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Students interested in this program should begin with HOSP 50 Introduction to Tourism in Sonoma County.

Internship Requirement
Complete a 3 unit Hospitality internship (WEOC-99I); or show that you have worked wihthin the Hospitality industry for one year within the last 3 years.

Phone Email Website
(707) 527-4435