Graduates of this program accept positions as general/assistant managers, hotel/restaurant managers, executive chefs, or front line supervisors. They are sought after by government employers, such as the School Food Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Health Services, and correctional facilities, as well as by many businesses/companies within the hospitality industry, such as cruise lines, hospitals, educational institutions, and casinos. Others are self-employed as caterers, restaurant owners/operators, personal chefs, hotel/lodging operators, and bed and breakfast owners/operators.
Graduates are sought by restaurants, institutional food service coops, educational institutions, hospitals, hotels, nursing and personal care facilities, and catering services for positions as various types of cooks, chefs, deli workers, and food service workers/managers.
For students interested in pursuing a degree beyond the associate, the credits earned in this associate degree program are transferable to the baccalaureate degree program in hospitality management with no loss of credit.