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Hotel and Restaurant Management
Menu for Success!

The Hotel/Restaurant Management program at Spokane Community College prepares students for entry-level management positions in the hospitality industry. Our six-quarter program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) that opens doors to management careers on cruise ships, in casinos, at elegant restaurants, at ski resorts, and at cozy bed-and-breakfast hotels. If you like fun, meeting people, and the challenges of management, you can live and work where others travel for vacation.

Business is booming worldwide

The hotel and restaurant industry grows and changes constantly, making it one of the most exciting businesses worldwide. The industry currently enjoys a surge in tourism, a creative array of specialty restaurants, and rapid expansion in convention business.

Do you have what it takes?

Are you organized and efficient even when working under pressure and juggling a variety of tasks? Do you enjoy learning new things? Are you physically fit for an active job and open to working odd or long hours? Would you enjoy working as part of a team that serves the public? Add to these qualities a pleasant personality and a healthy dose of common sense, and you are the perfect candidate for a career in hotel and restaurant management.

Program courses

  • Hotel sales and marketing
  • Front-office operations
  • Hotel and restaurant management
  • Intercultural communications
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Purchasing and food costing
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Tourism

Practice makes perfect

Most of our program's students also work part time for hands-on experience at local hotels and restaurants. Spokane's variety of hospitality venues offers a wide assortment of cuisine and levels of service, and the city is nationally recognized for its convention facilities. Many of our graduates advance to full-time supervisory or management positions. Available part-time positions include:

  • Front-desk operations
  • Housekeeping
  • Food and beverage service
  • Sales and marketing
  • Night auditing

Where's your atlas?

Do you dream of living in a faraway, exotic place or a favorite getaway spot closer to home? Mountain lodges, seaside and ski resorts--and your hometown--all need people who are skilled in hotel and restaurant management. Our graduates enjoy positions as operational managers, sales and marketing professionals, front-desk clerks, and night auditors. They also manage motels, restaurants, banquet and catering services, marinas, bars, dining rooms, and hotel room divisions. You can expect to make up to $24,000 a year starting out, plus substantial tips! For more information, contact SCC Workforce Education and Career Services.

Listen to our grads!

Roma Hollibaugh
SCC graduate,
Sales Manager,
Tacoma Convention and Visitors Bureau
"SCC gave me exactly what I needed. The entire two years were concentrated on the hotel and restaurant business."

"The contacts I made at SCC helped me get this job. Every day something happens at work that relates to what I learned in class. My training gave me a diversity of knowledge that I use on a daily basis. It's relevant stuff."
Steve Greene
Front Desk Clerk and Night Auditor,
The Courtyard by Marriott, Spokane.

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Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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