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Associate of Science in International Hotel Management

Total Credit Hours: 62-64


About Associate of Science in International Hotel Management


The International Hotel Management Associate Degree prepares students in the hotel operational departments: Front Office, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage, and Human Resources. This program focuses on customer service and communications skills necessary to be successful as a hospitality professional. Training students in managerial, supervisory, and organizational skills is also emphasized.


General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
  Literacy for Life Requirement 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
HS150 Welcome to Hospitality 3
HS152 Customer Service 3
HS155  Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting 3
HS160 Hospitality Supervision 3
HS208 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations 3
HS211 Managing Front Office Operations 3
HS215 Managing Housekeeping Operations 3
HS216 Human Resources Management 3
HS217 Hotel Security Management 3
HS254 Hospitality & Travel Marketing 3
HS266 International Hotels: Development and Management 3
HS268 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3
HS292 Hospitality and Tourism Practicum 3
Choose One
KE110 Korean I 4
KE111 Korean II
Program Total 62-64

2020-21 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.

Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.

The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.

Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.

Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the Major Requirements of a student’s specific degree program.

The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

GENERAL EDUCATION
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN 110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN 111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA 110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA 115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA 161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO 110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS 151 Windows Applications
CS 152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 4
CH 110 Chamorro I 4
ED 265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN 125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN 210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI 121 World Civilization (Pre-historic Time to 1500) 3
HI 122 World Civilization (1500 to Present Time) 3
HI 176 Guam History 3
HM 110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM 201 Social Welfare & Development 3
HU 120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU 220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA 110 Japanese I 4
KE 110 Korean I 4
PI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater 3
VC 101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 credits)**
Course # Course Name Credits
SI 101/101L Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology (3) & Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC 110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY 100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY 120 General Psychology 3
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19

2020-2021 College Catalog


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3 HS160 Hospitality Supervision 3

 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3 HS208 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations 3
HS152 Customer Service 3 HS211 Managing Front Office Operations 3
HS150 Welcome to Hospitality 3 MA___ Mathematics Requirement 3-4
HS155  Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting 3   Literacy for Life Requirement 3

 

 

 

 

 

 
Total 15
 
Total 15-16
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
HS215 Managing Housekeeping Operations 3 HS254 Hospitality & Travel Marketing 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4 HS266 International Hotels: Development and Management 3
HS217 Hotel Security Management 3 HS268 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry 3
KE110 or KE111 Korean I or                              Korean II 4 SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
HS216 Human Resources Management 3 HS292 Travel and Hospitality Practicum 3

 
Total 16-17
 
Total 16
Year 1 Total 30-31 Year 2 Total 32-33
 Program Total 62-64

2020-21 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in International Hotel Management program, students will be able to:
  1. Display various supervisory skills within the hospitality industry.
  2. Exhibit applicable customer service and hotel operations skills based on situation.
  3. Evaluate the importance of communications skills.

 

HS268 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

This course is an overview of the information needs of lodging properties. It will cover basics of purchasing, implementing, maintaining, and managing a variety of technology systems used in hospitality and security precautions needed.

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HS217 Hotel Security Management

This course explains the issues surrounding the need for individualized hotel security programs, examines a wide variety of security and safety equipment and procedures, discusses guest protection and internal security for asset protection, explores risk management and loss prevention issues, and outlines OSHA regulations that apply to lodging properties.

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HS211 Managing Front Office Operations

Managing Front Office Operations provides an in-depth look at management of the front office and how this department interacts with other hotel departments to create a memorable guest experience. This course presents a systematic approach to front office procedures by detailing the flow of business through a hotel, from the reservations process to check-out and account settlement. It also examines the various elements of effective front office management, paying particular attention to the planning and evaluation of front office operations and to human resources management

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Associate of Science in Tourism & Travel Management

The Tourism and Travel Management program is designed for individuals who aspire to begin a career in the tourism and travel industry. Students are introduced to management and operating principles of different sectors of the industry to prepare them for a meaningful career, leadership roles, or entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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