Hospitality Management

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Turn your passion for service into a rewarding career in the exciting hospitality industry!

Bakersfield College's Hospitality Management program provides the education and skills you need to succeed in a variety of fields, from hotels and resorts to restaurants and event planning. Our program offers a strong foundation in industry best practices, coupled with practical experience to prepare you for real-world opportunities.

What is Hospitality Management?

Hospitality management is the business of overseeing the operations of companies in the hospitality industry. This includes a wide range of businesses, from hotels and resorts to restaurants, cruise lines, and even event planning companies.

If you're interested in a career in hospitality, a hospitality management degree can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful. With this degree, you can pursue a variety of career paths in different hospitality sectors.

Is Hospitality Management right for Me?

To thrive in hospitality management, you'll need a blend of personality traits and skills. Here are some key characteristics:

  • People Person
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Team Player
  • Problem-Solver
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Organizational Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Adaptability
  • Business Acumen
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If you possess these characteristics and enjoy creating a welcoming environment for others, then hospitality management could be a fulfilling career path for you.


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This Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) provides a study of key hospitality concepts including analysis of current trends, challenges, and possible solutions in hospitality management scenarios.
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Paying For Education

You CAN Afford BC

Don’t let finances get in the way of your goals. Get help paying for college costs like tuition, books, or sometimes even the rent with a variety of financial aid options to help you reach your educational and career goals.


Some common careers for graduates with Hospitality Management Associate in Science for Transfer degree in the in the U.S. include:

  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Catering Coordinator
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Front Office Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Hotel Manager
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These are just a few examples, and with experience and additional education, you can progress to management roles or specialize in specific areas of hospitality management.

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Beyond BC

Transfer to a University

Bakersfield College's Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) guarantee admission with junior standing to the CSU system with priority admission to your local CSU campus in a similar program. Consult a counselor and/or transfer specialist for details.

Academic Department: Family and Consumer Education

Career & Learning Pathway: Agriculture, Nutrition, and Culinary Arts

Courses: Culinary Arts (CULN) and Hospitality (HOSP)

Not sure where to start? Let us help.

Meet with a CTE Advisor

Take the right classes to meet your education and career goals. Create your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) with your Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisor.
Call (661) 395-4402 for an appointment.

Not sure about your career path?

Take the career quiz to discover the perfect career based on your personality type and interests.