Explore the hospitality field while keeping your day job! This is a part-time program, so it offers plenty of flexibility.
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Hospitality Assistant
Program Number: 301091
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
12 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    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.

    Program Details    

    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:

    • Banquets
    • Concierge
    • Cruise ships
    • Events Coordinator
    • First-line supervisor
    • Food Service
    • Front Desk
    • Guest services coordinator
    • Hospitality Specialist
    • Host
    • Housekeeping
    • Maintenance
    • Night Auditor
    • Outlets
    • Reservations
    • Sales
    • Shuttle/Transportation
    • Spa Attendant
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 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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  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    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.

    Application Dates

    Summer 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is July 15, 2024

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    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.

    Additional Notes

    • 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.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Career Outcomes

    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates15811
      Number of Surveys Sent15811
      Number of Surveys Returned3811
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment333
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%50.00%60.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%83.30%160.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed333
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation122
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation33.30%66.70%66.70%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation101
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation33.30%0.00%33.30%
      Employed - No Response110
      Percent Employed - No Response33.30%33.30%0.00%
      Seeking Employment000
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses365
      Very Satisfied (4)154
      Percent Very Satisfied33.30%83.30%80.00%
      Satisfied (3)211
      Percent Satisfied66.70%16.70%20.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses3811
      Preparation for Getting a Job123
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.30%25.00%27.30%
      Career Change021
      Percent Career Change0.00%25.00%9.10%
      Improvement of Existing Skills100
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills33.30%0.00%0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education137
      Percent Preparation for Further Education33.30%37.50%63.60%
      Personal Interest010
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%12.50%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses223
      Before Enrollment201
      Percent Before Enrollment100.00%0.00%33.30%
      While Attending the College012
      Percent While Attending the College0.00%50.00%66.70%
      After Training at the College010
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%50.00%0.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses332
      In College District331
      Percent In College District100.00%100.00%50.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin001
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%50.00%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count21
      Average Monthly Wage$3,852$3,182
      Average Hourly Wage$22.40$18.50
      Average Work Hours per Week4440
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
      Average Hourly Wage$10.00
      Average Work Hours per Week30
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Flix BrewhouseRunner
      Graduate HotelOperations LeadEvanstonIL

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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