Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in Hospitality Management at South Seattle College prepares those students who have completed a two-year technical degree or approved associate’s degree with a broad skill set of competencies in the hospitality industry.

Students take upper-division classes to prepare for management, marketing, human resource, and technical positions in all facets of the hospitality industry, including tourism, hotel operation, restaurant management, catering, cruise ship-casino operations, and travel. Students will have opportunities to gain occupational competencies through internships and networking with industry leaders.

This program is unique in its focus on providing applied management training. For more information on admission criteria and other questions, please connect with us or attend one of our Information Sessions.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) Full Time: 6
Part Time: 11

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Illustrate the fundamental concepts of hospitality and service and the importance of these concepts as the cornerstone of success in the hospitality industry.
  • Interpret and analyze financial statements and budgets.
  • Analyze and differentiate the range of technologies used in the operation and marketing of a hospitality business.
  • Identify and apply principles of sales and current trends in marketing.
  • Describe and apply skills in human resource management.
  • Apply principles of leadership and management in the hospitality business operation.
  • Recognize the strengths and benefits of cultural and generational diversity and its impact on guest experience and employee satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate how to manage daily operations of a hospitality business.
  • Summarize and apply principles of business law and ethics and global business etiquette.
  • Describe considerations and techniques for risk mitigation.

  • Financial Manager, Comptroller
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Restaurant/Bar Owner & Manager
  • Tourism: Tour Operator
  • Travel & Tourism Company Owner & Manager
  • Wedding/Event Planner

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident BAS Non-Resident BAS International BAS
1 10 $2,401.00 $2,574.40 $6,747.00
2 10 $2,401.00 $2,574.40 $6,747.00
3 10 $2,401.00 $2,574.40 $6,747.00
4 11 $2,413.33 $2,587.65 $6,760.25
5 11 $2,413.33 $2,587.65 $6,760.25
6 8 $1,920.80 $2,059.52 $5,397.60

Part Time Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$43,218.00 $46,339.20 $121,446.00

Quarter Start Dates: Students enroll during Fall or Winter Quarter to maintain the cohort integrity. The HMG program does not run during Summer quarter.

Class Times: Review the ctcLink online class schedule to confirm class times and dates each quarter. The Hospitality Management program (HMG) cohorts meet twice a week - either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class times are within the 10.45 a.m. - 3.05 p.m. timeframe. Currently, our program is delivered virtually through live Zoom sessions.

In addition, required general education classes may meet outside of the HMG class timeframe. Check with the program manager or an advisor to confirm your education plan, academic requirements along with class schedules prior to each quarter's registration.


View a sample schedule and quarterly to-do list.