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Program Information

The Hotel, Restaurant & Gaming Management Program offers two college options for those interested in a career in Hospitality Management.  The first option is the Associate Degree in HRGM which would include General Education hours along with HRGM specific course.  The student would obtain an Associate Degree that is fully transferable to a 4-year Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management if they so desire. The second option is to obtain a Certificate in HRGM.  This option is structured for the hospitality professional and does not include the General Education courses but does include a heavy concentration of hospitality management courses.  You may review information of both options below:

Curriculum - Associate Degree in HRGM

Hospitality

The curriculum for the new HRGM program was structured to meet the proposed objectives of the degree plan. It consists of a solid foundation in General Education courses that are required of all SWOSU students. These courses will account for 44-45 credit hours, to achieve the A.S. degree in HRGM another 21 credit hours will be required, bringing the total hours required for degree to 65-66. The 21 credit hours in HRGM will be broken down as followed:

Number of hours in degree program core 6
Number of hours in HRGM option 12
Number of hours in guided electives 3

The Hospitality Industry is a very diverse business that offers a variety of career paths in several distinct operations. The largest segment in Hospitality is the restaurant/food service industry. This particular segment can be an important component in the other major segments of Lodging and Gaming or stand alone. The Lodging segment is the next largest area of opportunity in hospitality. Finally we have a growing, aggressive segment in Gaming that is offering opportunity in all three segments as many new casino operations opt for elaborate lodging, restaurant and entertainment features into their gaming complex. The very nature of this industry has provided SWOSU with the opportunity to offer three Degree Options within the HRGM program:

Restaurant Management
Hospitality Management
Gaming Management
(view HRGM Brochure)

Each option will include a degree core of 6 hours that would be reflected in a general business course and Introduction to Hotel, Restaurant & Gaming Management course. The student will then select from one of the three options to pursue instructions that is specifically suited to the segment of the industry they have an interest in pursuing. The three options are broken down thus:

Restaurant Management option: 2203
2213
2223
2233
Foodservice Sanitation & Nutrition
Restaurant Cost Controls
Dining Room Operation & Service
Restaurant Internship
3 hours of Elective
Hotel Management option: 2103
2113
2123
2133
Guest Relations & Customer Service
Legal Issues in Hospitality
Lodging Operations (Front Office)
Hotel Internship
3 hours of Elective
Gaming Management option: 2303
2313
2323
2333
Basic Room and Gaming Operations
Gaming Operations and Procedure
Legal Issues in Gaming
Gaming Internship
3 hours of Elective

The student will be able to select electives from any of the courses offered in the three options, choosing from courses outside of their particular option. The student will also have four (4) additional elective courses to select from.

Electives:

2103 Guest Relations & Customer Service (for Restaurant & Gaming Majors)
2113 Legal Issues in Hospitality (for Restaurant & Gaming Majors)
2123 Lodging Operations (Front Office) (for Restaurant & Gaming Majors)
2203 Foodservice Sanitation & Nutrition (for Hotel & Gaming Majors)
2213 Restaurant Management (F&B) (for Hotel & Gaming Majors)
2223 Dining Room Operation & Service (for Hotel & Gaming Majors)
2303 Basic Room and Gaming Operations (for Restaurant & Hotel Majors)
2313 Gaming Operations and Procedure (for Restaurant & Hotel Majors)
2323 Legal Issues in Gaming (for Restaurant & Hotel Majors)
2403 Facilities Management
2413 Hospitality Human Resource Mgmt.
2423 Computers in Hospitality
2433 Leadership & Mgmt. in Hospitality

Program and Course Information

As a prospective student for a degree in Hospitality Management, you can view the following documents and information about the program, degree plan and course descriptions. They are in PDF Format for easy downloading and printing.

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Curriculum - Certificate in HRGM

Program Description:

This program is designed for individuals currently employed in the hospitality industry who are seeking educational programs that can enhance their practical work experience in order to seek advancement in managerial positions.  The Certificate will benefit mid-level management personnel to achieve a greater understanding of their profession and the involved decision-making processes required of hospitality managers.  This program will enhance those skills and make them more employable in the industry.

Program Objectives

v  Provide higher education course instruction to those currently employed or seeking a career in Hospitality Management.

v  Enhance the knowledge and skills of hospitality employees to improve their promotion prospects.

v  Provide a skilled work force for hospitality businesses seeking competent managers with decision-making abilities.

v  Enhance the management employment opportunities for Oklahomans interested in hospitality.

Program Course of Study – 24 credit hours to attain – Certificate in HRGM

Certificate core:  12 hours – (required of all)

HOSP 1003 Introduction to Hotel,Restaurant & Gaming Management 3 hrs
HOSP 2003 Principles of Hospitality Accounting 3 hrs
HOSP 2413 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 hrs
HOSP 2433 Leadership & Management in Hospitality 3 hrs

 

Specialty Options:  12 hours – (select one option)

Restaurant Management option: 2203
2213
2223
2233
Foodservice Sanitation & Nutrition
Restaurant Cost Controls 
Dining Room Operation & Service
Restaurant Internship
Hotel Management option: 2103
2113
2123
2133

Guest Relations & Customer Service
Legal Issues in Hospitality
Lodging Operations (Front Office)
Hotel Internship

Gaming Management option: 2303
2313
2323
2333
Basic Room and Gaming Operations
Gaming Operations and Procedure
Legal Issues in Gaming
Gaming Internship

Program and Course Information

As a prospective student for a Certificate in Hospitality Management, you can view the following document and information about the program, degree plan and course descriptions. They are in PDF Format for easy downloading and printing.

Certificate in HRGM

Course Sequence for Certificate in HRGM (suggested)

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Student Job Postings

Job Postings

View Hospitality job postings for the regional area. HRGM students looking for work can apply to the posted positions. These jobs will help fill your required 180 industry work hours.






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