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The Hospitality Management BAS degree at South Seattle College will prepare students for management, marketing and human resource positions in all facets of the hospitality industry, including:
This applied bachelor's degree will also serve in emerging hospitality fields, such as the growing number of assisted and independent living facilities in the Puget Sound region. The program is unique in its focus on applied management training for underrepresented students in the Puget Sound region.
Is the program accredited?
South Seattle College is accredited to offer associate and bachelor's degrees by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
When will the program begin and how long will it take?
The Hospitality Management BAS program admits students at the start of Fall quarter only (exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the BAS Faculty Coordinator). Classes are scheduled for either mornings or afternoons to minimize interference with work schedules. For students who have satisfied all pre-requisites, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree can be completed in two years of full-time attendance. Required upper division courses are offered just once a year, so it will be important to work with South staff to ensure you are enrolling in the appropriate courses. Students admitted to the Hospitality Management BAS program are expected to take at least two core classes per quarter.
Who should apply for the BAS in Hospitality Management?
If you are interested in furthering your career or advancing your knowledge in your field, this program is for you! Ideally you will also have two years of college or an associate degree, especially in a technical field such as culinary arts or business. Current hospitality industry employees with some college should also contact the BAS Programs Manager to find out how they could become eligible to apply.
Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?
Yes - only with permission from the faculty advisor and only for your first 15 credits. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following Fall quarter start date.
What are the program outcomes?
The technical core education requirements of the Hospitality Management BAS degree are designed to fulfill a set of desired learning outcomes for the technical education of a hospitality management undergraduate in the United States in the 21st century. After completing the Hospitality Management BAS, you will be able to:
Is there a required sequence for courses that I should take?
No – your sequence will be designed by you and your program manager that is based on the general recommended sequence and will help you make the most of your learning and practice.
What are all the courses that will be offered through the program?
Please see the program requirements page that will inform your conversation about your career and learning plans with your program manager.
What days and times of the week will the classes be offered?
South knows that our students are busy and often need to work while attending school. The Hospitality Management class schedule is conducive to the working student's lifestyle as classes are offered onsite, online, and a few are a hybrid of both. For example, one cohort will meet for class on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-1:20pm OR 12:00pm-4:20pm and the other cohort will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am-1:20pm OR 12:00pm-4:20pm. Each student's schedule is set when they are admitted to the program and will only change per your request!
How do I apply for admission?
Simply click on the Application Packet link in the sidebar to download and begin filling out your application. Admission to the Hospitality Management BAS program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to early applications. Follow the directions enclosed in this packet or contact the BAS Programs Manager if you have any questions. Please note, the admissions process is different for international students, so if you are an international student please contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360.
What does the program cost?
There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 to apply to the program. Our current tuition rates can be found here: Applied Baccalaureate Tuition. Please note - this is just the rate for credits and does not include parking fees, student identification card fee, etc.
Will eligible students be able to receive financial aid for the BAS?
Yes! Students pursuing any BAS degree will be eligible for federal, state, and institutional grant funds - such as the Pell Grant, WA State Need Grant, South Seattle College Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, WA State Employee tuition waiver, and work study. To determine whether you are eligible for financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Find out more information about financial aid by visiting the financial aid web page or calling (206) 934-5317.
Will eligible students be able to receive SSC scholarships?
Yes! Please see the Foundation Office web page or call (206) 934-5809 for details.
I am an International Student, am I eligible to enter the program?
Yes! If you are an international student, please contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360 or visit the Center for International Education web page.
How will the internship work?
You will be supported in securing and completing 1,000 internship hours of industry experience during the course of the BAS program. We will consider any appropriate work experience within the past 5 years toward the 1,000 hour goal. Many local organizations are interested in providing internships for students. If you are an international student, we know you will have different circumstances and we will work with you and our Center for International Education to address your situation.
What if I have relevant experience that I think is equivalent to some courses?
You may be able to earn credit for prior learning and/or work experience for some Hospitality Management courses through a number of different options, such as challenging a course by successful completion of a challenge exam; or demonstration of certification in a relevant area such as accounting, business, or hospitality. When you are admitted to the program, your program manager will review your transcripts and experience with you and discuss the options available.
What if I have two years of college but not a technical associate’s degree?
You will be eligible for provisional admission. Many of your existing general education courses will count toward the upper-division general education requirements. You may have to make up some lower-division work; most students in this situation are still be able to complete their coursework within two years. Once you are admitted to the program, your program manager will review your transcripts and options.
What if I am currently enrolled but have not yet completed my two-year degree?
You are still eligible to apply! If you complete your two-year degree by the time classes begin at the start of Fall quarter, you will start right into the BAS program. Contact the BAS Programs Manager for more information.
Where can I find additional information about the program?
Please contact the BAS Program Manager. Phone:(206) 934-6783, Email: HospitalityMgmt-SSC@seattlecolleges.edu