Academic Programs

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Turn your passion for hospitality into a rewarding career!

Central Penn College’s Associate in Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management isn’t just a degree, it’s your recipe for success in this dynamic field. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to hit the ground running,from mastering customer service and food safety to hospitality law and cost control. This 60-credit program goes beyond textbooks, offering hands-on labs and culminating in a real-world internship that gets you ready to impress future employers. Plus, our accredited partnership with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association means you can graduate with an industry-recognized food safety and sanitation certification under your belt.

Why Choose This Degree?

  • Transform Your Passion into a Career: Love food, service, and meeting new people? This program allows you to turn your interests into a fulfilling profession.
  • In-Demand Skills: Gain valuable skills in customer service, food safety, hospitality law, cost control, leadership, and more.
  • Fast-Track Your Career: Complete the 60-credit program and gain real-world experience through a hands-on internship.
  • Industry Recognition: Our program is partnered with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, allowing you to earn a food safety and sanitation certification.
  • Career Growth Potential: The hospitality industry is booming, with ample job opportunities and competitive salaries.

Benefits of a Central Penn College Degree:

  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom.
  • Hands-on Learning: Develop practical skills through labs, simulations, and internships.
  • Career Support: Get help with resume writing and interview skills through our dedicated career services team.

Is this program right for you?

If you enjoy entertaining, have a passion for food, and thrive in fast-paced environments, this degree is a perfect fit.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us today to learn more about our Hotel and Restaurant Management program and take the first step towards a rewarding career in hospitality!


Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Hospitality
Sanitation and Safety
Food and Beverage Cost Control
Lodging Management
Food and Beverage Management
Hospitality Management Seminar
Hospitality Law

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Careers you can pursue

  • Restaurant manager
  • Event manager
  • Hotel general manager
  • Sommelier
  • Food service director
  • Travel manager

You will succeed if you are...

  • Enjoy entertaining
  • Love to eat and prepare good food
  • Have a zest for travel
  • Look forward to meeting new people
  • Appreciate quality 
  • Are talented in crafts
  • Enjoy children’s literature


88.1% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2022-23. It should be noted that 98.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.

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