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Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management

Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management is a one-year program that prepares students to enter the customer-focused hospitality field at a support level. The program focuses on customer service, operations, problem-solving, and cost control skills that are related to the hospitality industry. Students will explore tourism, lodging, and foodservice industries within their coursework and internships. Graduates will be prepared for jobs such as events coordinator, dining room manager, guest services coordinator, or reservations manager.

Culinary Assistant

Gateway’s Culinary Assistant technical diploma is a two-semester program that gives students the hands-on skills and technical knowledge they need to start a career in the culinary industry. Students will learn knife skills, baking, butchery, and short order deli skills. In addition to learning kitchen skills and menu planning, students will have the opportunity to train in commercial, industry-standard kitchens and serve the public through a restaurant located on the Racine Campus.

Culinary Arts

Gateway’s Culinary Arts associate degree program places emphasis on food purchasing, specialty food preparation, dining room operation and quantity food preparation and sanitation. Students will also learn hands-on all business aspects of restaurant operations as well as preparation of different foods.

Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management-Hotel and Lodgings associate degree program is for students who want to work in a hotel or resort in the lodging department. With a wealth of opportunities in hotels in the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Lake Geneva area, students will be able to explore various types of management techniques to run innovative customer service focused properties. 

Students will be able to apply for the following professional certifications after graduation:

Hospitality Management Programs

The Hospitality Management program at Gateway Technical College prepares graduates to be managers in the exciting hospitality industry. Whether you most enjoy hotel management, the food & beverage industry or the idea of managing a tourist attraction, this program will give you the professional edge to advance your career. If you enjoy people and like to work where you can ensure guests have a positive experience, enroll in Hospitality Management.


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