Restaurant Management

The Hospitality: Restaurant Management degree is designed to prepare graduates for management careers in restaurants and commercial food service management. The program stresses written and oral communication, mathematical reasoning, business applications, and computer science with a mix of humanities, natural sciences, as well as social and behavioral sciences. The curriculum is designed to provide a program that is well-rounded with a mix of business and life skills that are in demand in the field of hospitality and tourism.

Program Codes

3560 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality: Restaurant Management
5560 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Hospitality: Restaurant Management

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Program Contacts

Janelle Hoffman, Hospitality & Tourism Program Director
Office: AP-246
Phone: (480) 423-6260

Gary Ward, Division Chair
Office: AP-247
Phone: (480) 423-6685

Donna Medina, Administrative Specialist Sr.
Office: AP-251
Phone: (480) 423-6578

Program Notes:

  • Set up an advising meeting by emailing
  • Enroll in the courses listed in the Program Curriculum above
  • For permission to take upper-level class:
    • Email  and provide us with the following.
      • Full name
      • Student ID#
      • Course number and section of classes you would like to take
      • Brief explanation of your educational and industry background
Transfer Options

All HRM program classes transfer in some capacity to in-state universities as well as other institutions around the country - this excludes developmental academic courses

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Hotel Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales Management
  • Front Office
  • Private Club Management
  • Event Planner
  • Meeting Manager
  • Sales Management
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Enter the workforce

Representative job titles:

  • Hotel (Lodging) Managers $24.90+ per hour)
  • Restaurant Managers ($25.02+ per hour)
  • Chef ($22.09+ per hour)

Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Those with several years of work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities. (BLS, 2018)