About Monroe College
Monroe College was founded in 1933 with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future. Monroe is recognized as a leader in providing a focused, career-oriented, quality education that integrates classroom learning with real-world experience. Monroe offers a range of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Monroe is more than a college. It is a family, a future, a path to your career. Students, instructors, and staff work together to reach their goals and to have each other’s backs. Monroe works with you to jumpstart your career from day one. The practical skills you learn, your internships, the relationships you build with employers in your field — they’re all focused on your future. At Monroe, everyone’s got your back. You’ll be given the information and skills needed to empower you, solve problems and make decisions in the real world. You’ll be better positioned to compete in the marketplace and forge a path of your very own. Monroe’s faculty and staff are wholly committed to your success. They will be your mentors, your advocates, your champions, and your cheerleaders, from the day you apply until the day you graduate and beyond. Rest assured, you will never feel lost in the crowd at Monroe.
Monroe’s Hospitality Management associate degree program covers the basics of the industry, including room division, food and beverage, and travel and tourism, all with an emphasis on communication skills. It is highly recommended that graduates go on to pursue a bachelor degree in hospitality in order to accelerate advancement in the industry. Managing a restaurant or lodging operation, customer relations, and basic accounting principles are all essential to success in the hospitality industry. This program also includes several liberal arts electives and the opportunity to do an internship.
Monroe’s on-campus restaurant, The Dining Lab, is run entirely by students, from the front of the house to the kitchen. You can also intern in our student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk.
Your Future Career
Some job possibilities with your associate degree in hospitality management include:
- Hotel/Motel/Resort/Spa Assistant Manager
- Assistant Housekeeper/Housekeeping
- Front Desk Agent
- Food Service Manager
- Travel Coordinator
- Tour Escort
- Full Time