School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
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.

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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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.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester (summer)

Fourth Semester

3 credits

Fifth Semester


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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