What are Popinas & Thermopolia?
In the ancient Greco-Roman world, a thermopolium (plural thermopolia), literally "a place where (something) hot is sold", was a commercial establishment where it was possible to purchase ready-to-eat food. The forerunner of today's restaurant, the items served at the thermopolia are sometimes compared to modern fast food. These places were mainly used by the poor or those who simply could not afford a private kitchen, sometimes leading them to be scorned by the upper class.
The AAS in Hotel/Restaurant Management prepares graduates for careers in the hospitality industry. As the economies of the world continue to grow, and the hospitality industry expands, the need for qualified individuals to supervise, manage and lead food and hotel organizations will become a greater necessity.
If you have an interest in marketing, planning, budgeting, human resources or any aspect of management - if you possess leadership skills, and a willingness to work as a team, then you have the qualities necessary to ensure success in Hotel/Restaurant Management.
Hotel/Restaurant Management, AAS Degree
64 Credit Hours
* Take these courses in the semester (fall or spring) indicated. They are not offered every semester.
Graduates of the Hotel/Restaurant Management program are employed within food and hotel facilities, both in the local area and around the country. Graduates have found opportunities as Lodging General Managers, Front Desk Clerks, Restaurant Managers, Chefs, Kitchen Managers, Bartenders and Service Staff, Caterers, Owner/Operators and Hospitality Sales to name a few.
Graduates of the BCC program are prepared for immediate employment as supervisors based on their degrees and other related experience. Marriott Hotels (all brands), Holiday Inns, Sheraton Hotels, Best Western, Hampton Inns, Friendly's, and McDonald's, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, and a large number of local Mom & Pop establishments like Traditions at the Glen, Number 5 and Michelangelo's as well as other lodging, restaurant and industrial food service organizations such as Lourdes and UHS Hospitals. Some graduates pursue their entrepreneurial dreams of owning their own hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or restaurant.
You may decide to pursue further education. Hotel/Restaurant Management graduates may transfer into four-year Bachelor of Science programs in Hospitality Management, Travel and Tourism, or Recreational Management, or General Business Management.
Program supervised by Professor Rey C. Wojdat, Chair, Hospitality Programs Department.
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (607) 778-5001.