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Discover Your Future in Hospitality Management

At St. Louis Community College, our associate in applied science (AAS) in hospitality management equips you with the knowledge, expertise and skills necessary for a rewarding career in the hospitality industry. With courses taught by esteemed faculty who have decades of experience, you'll create a solid foundation for upward mobility in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

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What is Hospitality Management at St. Louis Community College?

Jump-start your career with our associate in applied science in hospitality management, the only AAS program of its kind in the St. Louis area.

STLCC's AAS in hospitality management boasts a strong reputation within the hospitality industry by focusing on the fundamentals. Students gain the necessary foundation to begin, advance or transition to advanced hospitality positions — and fulfill much-needed industry jobs.

When you major in hospitality, you put your career on a path without borders, positioning yourself for job opportunities across the state, country and world. You can also build on your associate in applied science degree by continuing your education at four-year institutions, including Missouri State University, which accepts all STLCC hospitality management credit hours, allowing you to enter the university as a junior.

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What Can You Do with a Hospitality Management Degree?

Take your love for welcoming and entertaining others to new career heights. Our associate in applied science in hospitality management allows you to excel in the area of hospitality that you're most drawn to, while providing the skills and knowledge required for your specific segment.

Graduates find rewarding careers as:

  • Culinary directors
  • General or food service managers
  • Guest relations managers or concierges
  • Event planners
  • Head chefs/cooks
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Sport event executives
  • Tour guides and travel agents

Travel and tourism rank among the top seven industries in St. Louis, yet there is a current and forecasted need for employees. With the hospitality industry representing 90,000 jobs in the St. Louis area, and tourism workers earning $3.4 billion in wages annually, your major in hospitality will be put to work as soon as you graduate.

Combine your hospitality management degree with our baking and pastry arts degree or culinary arts degree to achieve your dream of owning and operating a restaurant or bakery.

AAS in Hospitality Management

  • Degree offered: Associate in applied science
  • Locations: Forest Park, Online
  • Hours to complete: 65
  • Program contact name: Jeffrey P. Ivory
  • Program contact email: jivory@stlcc.edu
  • Program contact phone: 314-644-9764

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


St. Louis Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The hospitality management AAS degree is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Hospitality Management Program

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Education That Fits Your Budget

Our hospitality management degree costs approximately $9,000, which includes tuition, fees and books. Plus, you may qualify for financial aid.

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Flexible Learning Options

Hospitality courses are available online, face-to-face and in hybrid formats, so you can balance your education with other responsibilities.

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Instructors Committed to Your Success

Our faculty bring more than 15 years of hospitality job experience to the classroom, and provide the personal support and guidance you need.

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Networking With Industry Professionals

Learn from industry professionals like executive chefs, events planners, hotel managers and more through volunteer opportunities, including golf tournaments and foundation events.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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