Hospitality & Restaurant Management Associate Degree

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Length: 90 Weeks (90 QCH/1200 Clock Hours)

The hospitality industry is growing fast and provides an array of rewarding management positions. For those looking for a hospitality & restaurant management education in a minimum amount of time, CIL is a great option. With our fast-paced program, you will be able to practice your theoretical management skills at our in-house application restaurant, Le Bistro, and choose between various electives options. The curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare you for leadership, supervision, marketing, service, and management within the hospitality industry.

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About this Program
  • Length of Time Necessary to Complete: (90 weeks)
  • Degree in 2 years
  • Wine fundamentals included
  • Our schedules are flexible to meet your lifestyle
  • We offer options to complete the program at your own pace: Fast track in full-time schedule (90 weeks)
  • Two shifts to choose from.
  • Practicum Voyage


Nutrition for Food Service Professionals – 3 credit hours
Sanitation and Safety – 2 credit hours
Introduction to Hospitality Management – 3 credit hours
Hospitality Facilities Management – 4 credit hours
Hospitality Information Technology – 4 credit hours
Beverage Management – 4 credit hours
Menu Management – 2 credit hours
Hospitality Financial Management – 4 credit hours
Loss Prevention Management – 3 credit hours
* Leadership in the Hospitality Industry – 3 credit hours
Hospitality Marketing and Sales – 2 credit hours
* Dining Room Operations – 2 credit hours
CAPSTONE: Restaurant Operations and Management – 3 credit hours
Hospitality Human Resources Management – 2 credit hours
Purchasing Food & Beverage Cost Control – 3 credit hours
Food and Water Sustainability – 2 credit hours
Introduction to Computing – 3 credit hours
College Mathematics – 5 credit hours
Public Speaking / Professional Communications – 4 credit hours
English Composition – 5 credit hours
** Introductory French – 5 credit hours
** Introductory Spanish – 5 credit hours
*Wine Fundamentals – 4 credit hours



Practicum — Hospitality and Restaurant Management- 4 credit hours
* Front Office Procedures – 2 credit hours
* Guest Room Management – 2 credit hours
* Convention/Group Management & Services – 3 credit hours
* Marketing Strategies – 3 credit hours
* LeNôtre Sommelier I – 5 credit hours
* LeNôtre Sommelier II  – 5 credit hours

In developing this curriculum The Culinary Institute Lenôtre has been guided by the standards articulated by ACCSC and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), two major professional accrediting agencies for culinary arts programs. This curriculum is in full compliance with both sets of standards.

Elective Studies
Management Concentration Electives (140 clock hours/10 QCH)

Students who want to focus on management courses while enrolled in the A.A.S. of Applied Science Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management are able to take a concentration of Management Electives. The curriculum covers Dining Room Operations, Leadership in the Hospitality Industry and a Foreign Language (French or Spanish).

Sommelier Electives I&II (140 clock hours/10 QCH)

If you are 21 years old or older and interested in refining your palate you will be eligible to take the Lenôtre Sommelier Elective. This elective will provide in-depth instruction of the major wine regions of the world and cover the professional duties of the Sommelier, the growing of vines, making of wine, cellar management, proper storage, wine aging, building a professional menu and wine list, tasting, focusing on aromas and bouquet.

Hotel Electives (100 clock hours/10 QCH)

Students who want management courses with a focus on the hotel industry are able to take hotel electives. The curriculum covers front office procedures, guest room management, convention/group management and services, and marketing strategies.

Tuition & Costs
If you qualify, financial aid, various grants and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free scholarship workshops to learn about scholarships you may qualify for.

Until we know more about your career goals and the program that best fits your needs it could be misleading to give you a price at this point (with our specialty options you have 11 prices to choose from).

Please complete the contact form, or better yet, call us at 1-(888)LENOTRE (536-6873) to find out how you can get more educational value for your dollar.

Alicia Orellana
Manager of Admissions

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management program prepares students for food services management positions in hotels, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. Positions in institutional food services in schools, hospitals and commercial establishments are also available.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts program considerably increases the opportunity for you to begin your own business whether it is a restaurant or catering.

CIL offers lifetime job assistance to its Students and Alumni.
CIL has one of the highest Job Placement rate among Culinary Schools in Texas according to the Texas Workshop Commission.*