Printed on 9/25/2022

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

20-109-4 Certificate (C) 9 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Explore the concept of entrepreneurial thinking as it applies to the hospitality industry with the Hospitality Entrepreneurship certificate. You’ll learn the skills necessary for researching, conceptualizing, developing and running a business through interactive lessons, course projects and shared industry experiences. You’ll gain skills relating to market research, product development, business communication, marketing, customer service and the development of a business plan. Let this certificate help prepare you to take on the role and responsibilities of being an owner in the hospitality industry.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Hospitality Concept Development
    10-109-105
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10109105
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the learner to the basic process and consideration for a hospitality business concept start-up. Included in this study will be concept and menu development, equipment, facility layout, and design. In addition, this course will evaluate the business idea from a financial, operational, and practical view.

    Coreq: Introduction to Hospitality 10109152 and Culinary Applications 10316120; OR not pursuing a degree
  • Hospitality Sales and Promotion
    10-109-125
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10109125
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers sales and promotion in the hospitality industry. The emphasis is on promoting hospitality entities to attract new customers, selling principles and merchandising techniques for products and services, and innovative ways to maintain the interest of existing customers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Entrepreneurship, Introduction to
    10-145-104
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10145104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with opportunities to investigate, understand and apply the process of choosing entrepreneurship as a career path. Explores the entrepreneurial experience by focusing on an awareness of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, business concept development and preliminary feasibility testing. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. The practical hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial experience.

  • Catering and Special Event Planning
    10-316-142
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10316142
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces how to develop, plan and execute catering and special events to the exacting details of the customer. Emphasis is on the importance of details in planning to achieve the best possible results. Activities will encourage both creative thinking and functionality to ensure customer satisfaction and business profitability.

    Coreq: Sanitation for Food Service Operations 10316118 OR not pursuing a degree
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