Hospitality Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101092

Overview

The Hospitality Management program at Madison College will propel you to the next level in the hospitality industry. Hospitality is the fastest growing industry in the world and the second largest industry in Wisconsin. This program is designed to increase you skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communications
  • Cost control
  • Motivation
  • Team-building
  • Human relations
  • Life skills 

Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job experiences, you will learn about:

  • Lodging
  • Food service
  • Resort operation
  • Sports facility operation
  • Tourism marketing
  • Special events
  • Meetings and conventions

Hospitality Management credits transfer from Madison College to UW-Stout toward the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree. 

Program Details

Hospitality Management is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree and two technical diplomas. All will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Hospitality Management program can attend full or part time.

Hospitality Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered online and many are offered in person

Paul Harms - Hotel & Restaurant Management


Your advantages at Madison College

  • Participate in flexible, interactive programs that fit your busy life.
  • Gain a strong understanding of the hospitality industry and be prepared to take on roles with hotels, restaurants, ports venues, casinos, travel and tourism, the food and beverage industry, and more!
  • Learn from experienced and credited instructors with real-world hospitality experience.
  • Experience life as a hospitalitarian as you complete your on-site internship.
  • Earn credit for prior learning through transfer credits, certifications, challenge exams, and experiential credit.
  • Obtain additional diploma credentials by completing earn-as-you-go career pathway credits.
  • Build relevant, marketable skills as you explore the core outcomes of our program.
  • Set yourself apart and make Madison College part of your story today!

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Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

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

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

After completing the Hospitality Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Plan the operations within a hospitality organization.
  • Organize hospitality resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control hospitality processes/procedures.
Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Hospitality Management Program at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Hotel Executive Housekeeper
  • Hotel Sales Manager 
  • Meeting Planner

With additional education and/or experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Association Executive
  • Department Head
  • Regional Manager
  • District Manager
  • Director

One out of every 10 workers in Wisconsin is employed in the hospitality and tourism industry. Career opportunities are limitless; however, the expectation for greatest growth is in management and supervisory positions.

Graduates of the Madison College Hospitality program typically earn $28,500 to $35,000 annually.

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    62
    Tuition
    $8463.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1076.38
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9539.38
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 6 9 11
    Number of Surveys Sent 6 9 11
    Number of Surveys Returned 6 5 5
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 55.60% 45.50%
    Available for Employment 6 3 5
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 75.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 2 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 50.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 6 3 5
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 6 0 4
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 0.00% 80.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 3 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 100.00% 20.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.8 3
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 6 4 5
    Very Satisfied 4 3 2
    Percent Very Satisfied 66.70% 75.00% 40.00%
    Satisfied 2 1 2
    Percent Satisfied 33.30% 25.00% 40.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 6 5 5
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 1 1
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 50.00% 20.00% 20.00%
    Career Change 0 0 1
    Percent Career Change 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 2 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 33.30% 40.00% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 2 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 16.70% 40.00% 20.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 3 5
    Before Enrollment 2 0 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 33.30% 0.00% 40.00%
    While Attending the College 2 1 3
    Percent While Attending the College 33.30% 33.30% 60.00%
    After Training at the College 2 2 0
    Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 66.70% 0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 6 3 5
    In College District 4 2 2
    Percent In College District 66.70% 66.70% 40.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 1 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 16.70% 33.30% 20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 2
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 16.70% 0.00% 40.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 1
    Average Monthly Wage $1,889 $4,135
    Average Hourly Wage $10.98 $24.04
    Average Work Hours per Week 41.7 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2
    Average Hourly Wage $12.68
    Average Work Hours per Week 28.7
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 319 191
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 201 165
    Total Jobs 520 356
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    49th State Brewing Company Events Manager Anchorage AK
    Four Seasons Spa Attendant Surfside FL
    North Central Group Front Desk Agent

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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

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