Estimated Program Cost
The four courses in the Hospitality Assistant technical diploma at Madison College are designed for those interested in exploring career and education opportunities in the leisure service industry. The two communication classes will help you hone your communication skills and develop your writing skills while utilizing critical reading and thinking skills through analyzing various assessments. The Exploring Hospitality class provides an overview and look at the industry and career pathways while the Mindset for Success class allows you to deep dive into 8 employable skills that will set you apart from the rest of the workforce!
The hospitality and tourism field is the fastest-growing industry globally and the second-largest industry in Wisconsin. One out of every 10 workers in Wisconsin is employed in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Students in the Hospitality Assistant technical program can attend part-time or full-time, online or in person. Connect with us on Facebook!
After completing the Hospitality Assistant technical program at Madison Area Technical College, examples of opportunities for your career starting point include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Cruise ships
- Events Coordinator
- First-line supervisor
- Food Service
- Front Desk
- Guest services coordinator
- Hospitality Specialist
- Night Auditor
- Spa Attendant
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.
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International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Note: It is recommended to only apply for a semester that has already started if you are currently enrolled in classes or you have verified that classes are still available for that semester.
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- Application completion deadline is April 15, 2024
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- Application completion deadline is November 15, 2024
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.