Hospitality: An Introduction

Hospitality: An Introduction

Course Hours: 
180
Price: 
$1,000.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Hospitality: An Introduction provides a detailed description of the many facets of the Hospitality and Tourism sector, including tours and travel, hotels, restaurants, culinary, casino operations, cruises, and the recreation and leisure industries. Personal profiles of industry leaders highlight the wide range of career opportunities available in the field. This course discusses the Hospitality and Tourism industry's evolution toward increased internationalization and integration. Industry vignettes offer a behind-the-scenes view of real-life job tasks and career success stories. Each module of this course features practical case study scenarios, a description of trends in the field and ways to apply your knowledge. 
 

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the mission and product of hospitality
  • Identify factors to consider when managing lodging
  • Recall the basics of the food service industry and restaurant business and operations
  • Recognize different types of tourism, recreation and entertainment events, functions, and operations related to hospitality industry
  • Identify current trends in hospitality and skills needed for management and leadership roles

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 1
The Hotel Business  

  • Hospitality through the Ages
  • Modern Hospitality Industry
  • Success in Service
  • Hotel Development and Ownership
  • Rating and Classification of Hotels
  • Unusual Hotels and Chains

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 2
Lodging  

  • Rooms Division
  • Management Structure
  • Revenue Management
  • Hotel Food and Beverage
  • Kitchen
  • Food and Beverage Departments

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 3
Restaurant Business

  • Wine and Beer
  • Spirits
  • Nonalcoholic Beverages
  • Bars and Beverage Operations
  • Food Trends and Practices
  • The Menu
  • Classifications of Restaurants

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 4
Restaurant Management and Managed Services

  • Front of the House
  • Back of the House Operations
  • Restaurant Management Financials
  • Managed Services
  • Airlines and Airports
  • Military
  • Schools
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Leisure and Recreation

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 5
Tourism

  • Impact of Transportation on Tourism
  • Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
  • Economic Impact of Tourism
  • Recreation, Leisure, and Wellness
  • Theme Parks
  • Attractions
  • Clubs
  • Non-commercial Recreation

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 6
Gaming Entertainment

  • Evolution of Gambling and Casinos
  • Native American Gaming
  • Hospitality Buffet
  • What is Gambling?
  • Comps
  • Types of Casino Operations
  • Working in a Casino Resort

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 7
Meetings and Special Events

  • Meetings
  • Conventions
  • Expositions Industry
  • Meeting Planning
  • Venues
  • Classifications of Special Events
  • Special Event Organizations

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 8
Leadership and Management  

  • Definitions of Leadership
  • Characteristics of Leaders
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Examples of Excellence in Leadership
  • Demands Placed on Leaders
  • Managerial Skills
  • Ethics

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 9
Planning and Organizing

  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Purpose of Organizing
  • Authority and Responsibility
  • Organizational Design Decisions
  • Teams and Employee Involvement

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 10
Communication and Decision Making

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Decision-Making Process
  • How Managers Make Decisions
  • Types of Control
  • Control Process
  • Contingency Plans

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player