updated: 3/27/2006 11:20:13 AM
The Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees has approved the start of an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Technical Certificate in Hospitality Administration at Ivy Tech-Bloomington.
The proposal will now go to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for final approval. Officials hope to begin the new program during the summer 2007 semester. The Hospitality degree program will prepare students for jobs in the food and beverage industry, hotel/motel management and special events.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Bloomington, Indiana - The Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees recently gave approval to Ivy Tech-Bloomington to offer an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Technical Certificate in Hospitality Administration. The proposal will now go to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for final approval. Ivy Tech officials hope to be able to offer the new degree program during the summer 2007 semester.
Hospitality is an emerging industry and is economically important to Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s service area. The Hospitality degree program will prepare students for jobs in the food and beverage industry, hotel/motel management and special events. Potential employers include restaurants, private clubs, hospitals, nursing homes and schools.
John Whikehart, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana – Bloomington Chancellor, says that the college is continually scanning the environment in search of additional programs that will help develop our workforce. “We believe that our Hospitality program will supply high quality graduates in the culinary and tourism industry, an industry that is growing in our area – particularly to our south in Orange County. We feel this program will open possibilities for students to transfer into the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation’s tourism degree program at Indiana University, Bloomington.”
The two-year Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Administration offers specialty degrees in Culinary Arts, Hotel Management and Restaurant Management. All specialty degree programs require the successful completion of 70 credit hours. The Culinary Arts specialty will transfer to Ball State University’s Family and Consumer Science baccalaureate program, which has a food management option.
Technical certificates in Hospitality Administration will include a Baking Pastry Arts Specialty requiring the completion of 33 credit hours and a Culinary Arts Specialty that requires the completion of 32 credit hours.
The Hospitality degree is just one of a number of new programs that Ivy Tech-Bloomington has added to its inventory over the last few years. Degrees in Elementary Education, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Care, Biotechnology and Paralegal have recently been approved by the Commission.
Prospective students interested in this program should contact Ivy Tech’s Office of Enrollment Services at (812) 330-6350.
Source: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana