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Hotel and Lodging Management

Service is at the heart of this industry, and working in it can be exciting, rigorous and rewarding. If you are bright, flexible, positive and willing to roll up your sleeves, this may be the career for you. 

Most hotel and lodging supervisors and managers work in full-service hotels, convention hotels, resorts, casinos and theme parks. This program will start you down this career path by preparing you to be a front desk supervisor or manager, concierge, food and beverage service supervisor, guest service agent or housekeeping supervisor.

Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, jobs are projected to grow at a steady rate with salaries starting from $38,000 and up.

Program Overview
This credit certificate program consists of 24 credits that can be earned in as little as ten months either face-to-face or online. Classroom instruction is offered days, evenings and weekends at the HCAT Building in Glen Burnie and at the Arnold campus. The final course is a practicum, whereby students work in a local hotel. Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate in Hotel and Lodging Management and can continue toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Hotel Restaurant Management, or work in the industry, or both.

What are the requirements?
You must have a high school diploma or GED and demonstrate eligibility for ENG 111 - Composition and Introduction to Literature.

What courses will I take?
The following courses are three credit hours each and can be taken both face-to-face or online. Therefore, the program can be completed in as little as ten months!

HRM-111 – Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
HRM-213 – Hospitality Technology
BPA-171 – Principles of Supervision
HRM-255 – Hotel Front Office Procedure
HRM-251 – Food and Beverage Operations Management
HRM-256 – Hotel Property Management
HRM-258 – Revenue Management
HRM-275 – Practicum in Hotel/Restaurant Management

What will it cost?
Approximate cost for in county residents is $2,451 (subject to change). Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified candidates. Attention new and current students: Maryland part-time grants are available for credit courses. Students must demonstrate financial need and register for at least 6 and not more than 11 credits that lead to a degree or certificate. For more information, contact AACC's Office of Student Financial Services at 410-777-2203 or

How do I enroll?

  • Complete a college application online or in person at the Arnold Camps, Glen Burnie Town Center, Arundel Mills or Fort Meade Army Education Center.
  • Meet with a college academic adviser to review the Hotel and Lodging Certificate program requirements in detail and to determine if you meet the English 111 eligibility requirement.
  • Contact the HCAT hospitality adviser at 410-777-2398.
  • Register for classes.

Other Related Studies

  • Consult the college catalog for more information about the following credit programs of study:
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Certificate in Hotel/Restaurant Management 
  • Certificate in Event Planning and Catering
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts

For more information, contact
Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute
7438 Governor Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21061