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Hospitality Management

Monday, June 17, 2024

Hospitality Management

CAHMI Mission

The mission of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) is to deliver education, experience, and excellence through high- quality academic programs that meet stakeholder needs in a global market.

CAHMI Vision

Cultivate lifelong careers and future industry leaders with accessible and affordable training.

The ACPHA Accredited Hospitality Management Degree Program will provide an in-depth look at the hospitality industry and concentrate on lodging, tourism, food service, and business management. Students completing this degree will be prepared for middle management jobs in the hospitality/tourism industry including lodging, resorts, conference and convention centers, restaurants, contract services, theme parks, and travel/tourism-related operations. Hospitality is one of the fastest-growing sectors of Arkansas’ economy. The Arkansas Workforce Center projects the number of jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry to grow 22.1% in the next five years.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations
  • Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization
  • Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management
  • Formulate business decisions in hospitality and tourism management
  • Evaluate leadership principles necessary in the diverse and global hospitality and tourism industry

Hospitality Online

The AAS in Hospitality Management degree consists of a total of 60 credit hours including a minimum of 15 credit hours comprising the general education core, 45 credit hours of degree-specific courses, and six hours of electives.

The Technical Certificate in Hospitality Management (30 credit hours) is designed for entry-level management positions.

The certificate of proficiency in hospitality and tourism (15 credit hours) provides skills training to prepare students for employment in the hospitality field in relation to tourism. Graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry and its application in the workplace. This certificate of proficiency in hospitality and restaurant operations (15 credit hours) provides basic sanitation and skills training to graduates for entry-level employment in the foodservice industry in relation to hospitality and restaurant operations. Graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate proper sanitation skills and gain knowledge of the operations in hospitality facilities and restaurants.

The certificates of proficiency lead to the technical certificate which leads to the Associate degree.

The courses required to complete the Hospitality degrees may be taken entirely online or on campus.

Curriculum Requirements for Programs

Program Costs

Program Assessment: Plans and Results

Professional Placement


Ken Lipsmeyer
Instructor of Wine and Hospitality

Rob Best
Instructor of Hospitality and Culinary

Dr. W. Jinnings Burruss
Part-time Instructor of Hospitality


Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)

The Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). UA-PTC is the only two-year college in the state to have this accreditation. Graduates receive a certificate from ACPHA as a "Certified Hospitality graduate."


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