Hospitality Management

  • Business, Finance & Information Technology

Hospitality is the second largest industry in the United States, employing nearly 14 million people. JJC graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in this field, including jobs in restaurants, hotels, casinos, special events and meeting planning. 

What Will I Learn?

Students pursuing a certificate or degree in this program will learn the basic skills needed to become a supervisor or manager in the hospitality industry. Faculty use real world examples to help students learn the fundamentals of the hotel Industry, the restaurant industry, and the meetings industry. 

What is Unique About Our Program?

JJC recognizes the importance of combining education and experience as an essential foundation to a management career in the hospitality industry.  Additionally, JJC's program offers students options with both classroom and online courses. Students who prefer face-to-face interaction will get focused attention in small-group style classes. Students who prefer to work online can complete their certificates and degrees while simultaneously getting vital work experience with no on-campus requirements. 

Also, we are excited to announce that JJC Hospitality Management students can complete three years at Joliet Junior College and one year at Northern Illinois University (NIU) to receive a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from NIU. Students can also transfer to other bachelor degree institutions such as Purdue University, Kendall College, DePaul University, and Robert Morris University. If your desire is to transfer into a bachelor’s program, we suggest you meet with a program adviser to figure out the best path for you.

What Degree or Certificate Will I Receive?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Certificate of Completion (CCO) 

Certificate of Achievement (CAC)
  [We will not be accepting new students for Fall 2020. Please contact the Student Advising Center for any assistance.]

What Are My Career Opportunities?


  • Guest Services / Front Desk
  • Housekeeping
  • Sales
  • Event Management
  • Restaurants
  • Bars / Lounges
  • Accounting
  • Revenue Management
  • Human Resources / Recruiting


  • Restaurant Managers
  • Catering Managers
  • Golf Clubs
  • Hospital Food Service
  • School / University Food Service
  • Bars / Lounges

Meetings & Special Events

  • Wedding Planner
  • Corporate Meeting Planner
  • Association Planner
  • Social Events
  • Country Club
  • Convention Center Manager