The Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer Degree (AS-T Hospitality Management) provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to the California State University system in Hospitality Management. In order to earn this degree a student must complete 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Completing this degree guarantees admission to the CSU system but not to a particular campus or major. The degree is designed to prepare students for upper division study in Hospitality Management. Hospitality Management graduates at the bachelor’s level are qualified for employment by industry in a variety of jobs, in areas such as food and beverage management, safety and sanitation, culinary operations, and lodging in this transfer program.

This degree is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon  satisfactory completion of all degree requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student should be able to:

  • Provide the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and make informed business decisions within a hospitality organization.
  • Identify major on-going trends in customer behavior that will affect the food and beverage/restaurant industry.
  • Describe the service relationship in terms of psychological needs and social-psychological experiences.
  • Explain the roles of the food service worker and manager in the prevention of food-borne illnesses.
  • Work as a team member to achieve common goals/objectives.
  • Classify lodging facilities based on size, target markets, and levels of service.


In addition to the 37-39 unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in each major course, or a “P" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Core
  • HOSP 10 Introduction to Hospitality 3
List A (Select 8-9 units or three courses)
  • CULA 45 Basic Food Production 5
  • CULA 50 Sanitation and Safety 2
  • CULA 55 Food and Beverage Cost Control 4 AND CULA 60 Beverage Management
  • ECON 1A*# Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
  • HOSP 20 Hospitality Operations Management 3
List B (Select 6-7 units or two courses)

Any course from List A not already used

  • CULA 49 Menu Planning and Cost Analysis 2
  • CULA 65 Dining Room Service 3
  • HOSP 35 Computers Applications in the Hosp Industry 3
  • MATH 14*# Introduction to Statistics 4
  • NUTR 25* Nutrition 3

*May be used to fulfill CSU General Education requirements. See a counselor.

#May be used to fulfill IGETC requirements. See a counselor.

Associate in Science in Hospitality Management for Transfer Degree Requirements

Major: 18-22

General Education: 37-39

General Electives: 0-12**

Degree Total Will Not Exceed 60 Units

**Number will vary depending on units that double count.

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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