School of Business and Applied Arts

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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Hospitality Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101092


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.

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

Paul Harms - Hotel & Restaurant Management


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester (summer)

Fourth Semester

3 credits



3 Credits

Fifth Semester



3 Credits


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.

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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Disney College Program

Earn a semester of credit by living, working and learning at Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Students can register for and receive up to 12 Madison College credits while participating in the Disney World College Program