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HOS Degree Program: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Associate in Applied Science

Meet the Faculty

Charlie Galemmo

Department Chair:
Charles Galemmo

Phone:  207.216.4372

Charles Galemmo’s restaurant experience began in Philadelphia working at nationally ranked Northern Italian style restaurants. .  More...

How Long?

Estimated Degree
Completion Time

4  Full-Time Semesters 
60 Credit Hours

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.


The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the fall semester. Students entering in the spring or summer will likely take longer than two years to complete the program.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is designed to prepare graduates to work in the hospitality and tourism field, one of the largest career fields in the region, the state and the country. The program builds off of a strong foundation of courses in Business Administration with the addition of Hospitality Management courses designed to specifically address the needs of this diverse and vibrant career field. Students may choose electives that focus on their entrepreneurial skills, for those who prefer to run their own businesses, or organizational skills, for those who wish to work in larger corporate organizations. The program will also serve a base for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.



Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science
Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary business and financial issues of the hospitality/tourism industry.
  2. Convey essential hospitality/tourism industry concepts using oral and written communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a team member in collaborative projects.
  4. Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in the hospitality/tourism industry.
  5. Describe ethical behavior relevant to the hospitality/tourism industry.
  6. Analyze and communicate hospitality/tourism information using appropriate information technology.
  7. Produce an event plan that demonstrates a working knowledge of the core functional and support areas of the hospitality/tourism industry.
  8. Apply effective cost control methods and basic accounting concepts in the hospitality/tourism industry.
  9. Evaluate an event plan to demonstrate a working knowledge of hotel front office management and hospitality industry marketing.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to plan events and menus in the hospitality/tourism industry.


This program will prepare graduates for mid-level and management positions in the hospitality field, particularly those with relevant work experience. Positions may include: front-office managers, assistant or general managers, revenue managers, food and beverage managers and special events coordinators.

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Hospitality & Tourism Management
Program Sheet

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