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  • Hospitality Studies
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    Program Director
    Mo Montgomery
    Pueblo - SC, 104

  • Did You Know?

    Hospitality and Culinary Arts students collaborate every Fall and Spring semester for the Grand Buffet. The Grand Buffet is a Sunday Brunch in the theme of student’s choosing, that highlights nearly every class in the Culinary Arts program. Students in the HOS 131 Planning for Special Events class plan and coordinate nearly every aspect of this event. These students choose the theme and employ it across the Six Dimensions of Events Planning to create a complete and progressive experience.

    Hospitality Students learn and practice marketing, ticket sales, event design, staffing, and guest relations before, during, and after the Grand Buffet. Past themes include “Star Wars”, “Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them”, and “Las Vegas”.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Date: Every Semester

    Award: AGS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 8-25

    Program Length: 4 Full-Time Semesters (AGS), 2 Full-Time Semesters (Ceritifcate)

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day & Evening Classes

    Program Locations: Pueblo

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  • Career Information
    Click the code to access employment, wage, and career information from the US Dept. of Labor. 

    Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 43-4081.00
    Concierges 39-6012.00
    Lodging Managers 11-9081.00
    Customer Service Representatives 43-4051.00
    Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171.00
    Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 13-1121.00

    What Will I Learn?
    The Hospitality Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about exciting careers in the Hospitality Industry. The program consists of a unique blend of business and hospitality courses. Students develop basic skills in Management, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, and Event Planning.

    The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Certificate consists of 30 credits and can be completed in one year as a full time student. It prepares the graduate for entry-level positions within the Hospitality Industry. All coursework can be applied to the Hospitality Associate of General Studies Degree.

    The Hospitality Associate of General Studies degree prepares the student to transfer to a four year university where they can obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. Course in the certificate and degree are being accepted by the Metropolitan State University of Denver and an Agreement is being developed with Ft. Lewis College as well. Students must communicate with the University of choice to ensure transferability of courses.

    Curriculum Maps
    Hospitality Management & Events AGS
    Hospitality Sales & Marketing Certificate

    Our Experienced Faculty
    The instructional staff in the Hospitality Studies program has diversified industry and educational expertise.  There are at least three meetings annually with an industry dominated Advisory Council. These members enhance the learning experience. They provide mentoring and internship opportunities, guest speaker presentations, and review curriculum to ensure that the student skills meet current industry needs.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    On the Pueblo Campus, PCC’s Conference Services allow students to gain firsthand knowledge of Event Planning. Within the community, Pueblo City and County have numerous sites dedicated to the tourism industry. The Colorado State Fair Grounds, the Historic Arkansas River Walk, the Royal Gorge, the Nature and Raptor Center, Beulah Mountain Park, and the El Pueblo Museum are only a handful of the numerous tourist attractions which provide opportunities for hands on learning experiences. There are also numerous hotels, motels, and hospitality businesses.

  • Spotlight

    Gain Professional Event Planning experience while earningyour degree!
    The PCC Hospitality Studies Program has a unique teaching model that offers students to gain professional experience planning and participating real events. The Fortino Ballroom at PCC is Pueblo’s third largest event space, and Pueblo’s premier wedding venue, and offers an opportunity for students to practice their event planning skills with live events. Our Learning Labs place students in the position to conceptualize, plan, execute, and evaluate events.

    When students graduate with a certificate in Hospitality Sales and Marketing, or an AGS degree in Management and Events, they will have participated in several events worthy of adding to their portfolio and resume.