AOS in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management
The Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management program is designed to provide students with an understanding of field-specific and general business practices involved in managing the operations of hotels and eating establishments. Learn more about this undergraduate degree from Le Cordon Bleu here.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management
School Offering Program:
Le Cordon Bleu
Individuals interested in this program may have some experience working in food service, travel, tourism, or entertainment industries. Good communication and interpersonal skills should prove helpful in this field. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required for Le Cordon Bleu's programs.
Students enrolled in the Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management program have the opportunity to explore principles and trends in hotel and lodging operations. They'll also have the chance to learn about the duties that different positions in the industry entail. In addition, the program is designed to provide students with an overview of restaurant planning fundamentals and covers eatery concepts, dining room logistics, menu development, cooking methods, dietary essentials, and alcoholic beverage basics.
Participants also have the chance to learn about field-specific laws and regulations and examine practices in general administration, financial management, business analysis, procurement, marketing, and human resources. The program is designed to cover popular hospitality industry computer applications as well as teach students to use spreadsheet and text editing software programs. This associate's degree series could be completed in as few as 60 weeks.
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Students who qualify for financial aid can work with Le Cordon Bleu's financial aid advisors to fill out required forms and select financial aid opportunities. Federal grants, loans, and work study programs are available to eligible students. Le Cordon Bleu also offers institutional scholarships.
Required Courses for an Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management:
Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact Le Cordon Bleu to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Students may need to complete additional general education courses.
Hospitality and Restaurant Management
- LCBC 101: College Success for Online Programs (2 credits)
- LCBC 125: Cost Control and Purchasing (3 credits)
- LCBC 135: Nutrition (3 credits)
- LCBC 215: Hospitality Supervision and Entrepreneurship (5 credits)
- LCBC 225: Wine and Beverage (3 credits)
- LCBH 100: Introduction to Hospitality Industry (3 credits)
- LCBH 115: Food Safety and Sanitation for Hospitality (3 credits)
- LCBH 151: Food Terminology (3 credits)
- LCBH 156: Food History (3 credits)
- LCBH 211: Information Technology Systems (3 credits)
- LCBH 221: Beverage Service Operations (3 credits)
- LCBH 225: Food Service Operations (5 credits)
- LCBH 231: Introduction to Tourism (3 credits)
- LCBH 241: Hotel and Lodging Operations (3 credits)
- LCBH 250: Hospitality Business Law (3 credits)
- LCBH 261: Club Management (3 credits)
- LCBH 270: Hospitality Leadership Systems (3 credits)
- LCBH 280: Hospitality Marketing (3 credits)
- LCBH 291: Dining Room Management (5 credits)
- LCBH 295: Restaurant Management (5 credits)
- LCBH 299: Capstone Course (3 credits)
- COM 115: Communication Methods (5 credits)
- ENG 105: English Composition (5 credits)
- LIT 215: Topics in Literature (5 credits)
- MTH 125: General Education Mathematics (5 credits)
- PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology (5 credits)
Post Graduation Opportunities
Furthering Your Education:
Depending on individual experience, graduates of this Le Cordon Bleu program could be able to pursue voluntary industry certifications, such as those offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute or the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Students without prior experience may be able to secure professional apprenticeships in order to gain hands-on skills in the field. Another option could be to enroll in a related bachelor's degree program, which could allow for the opportunity to specialize in a particular hospitality subsector and strengthen leadership abilities.
Bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts
- Bachelor of Business Administration
After earning an Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management degree, graduates could be able to find employment in motels, full-service resorts, conference hotels, theme parks, casinos, restaurants, institutional cafeterias, or catering companies. In this field, individuals might take on responsibilities in recordkeeping and data management, computer operations, employee training, customer service, purchasing, or business forecasting.
With a 2-year degree, opportunities could exist as a:
- Front desk clerk
- Hotel management trainee
- Food service supervisor
Le Cordon Bleu does not guarantee salary or employment.