Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management Department Menu


300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 220 (N-220)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5630

Hospitality Management/AAS

Founded in 1947, the Hospitality Management Department offers two internationally recognized degree programs for men and women seeking professional preparation for careers in Hospitality Management: a two-year lower-level program leading to the associate in applied science (AAS) degree; a four-year program leading to the bachelor of technology (BTech) degree.

The AAS degree program provides students with a solid foundation in theory and current practices of the hospitality industry and a core of liberal arts and science courses that will prepare them for flexible career development. Students completing the associate degree will:

  • Apply basic hospitality-specific technical skills enhanced by integrating general education
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic vocabulary, tools, and concepts of the hospitality industry
  • Exhibit effective communication skills
  • Develop effective critical thinking skills
  • Recognize ethical and socially responsible behavior

Students benefit from studying in small classes under the guidance of professional, industry-oriented faculty and learning in industry-standard facilities. New York City is an added resource to further enhance the dynamic and diversified course offerings. There is an ongoing dedication to community service, and students are encouraged to volunteer their time to enrich the department, the College and the community. These meaningful and professionally vital opportunities include:

The Anna Nurse Culinary Workshop Series

Each semester, students participate in a series of culinary demonstrations. Current industry professionals, many of whom are alumni, share their expertise and explore trends.

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Big Apple Junior Chapter

Students may become members of this nationally recognized chefs’ organization. Qualified students guided by ACF-member faculty participate in culinary competitions on the local and state levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in community service events such as Cooks in the Market and holiday meal preparation for community-based organizations.

Cooks in the Market

Students explore farm-to-table, locavore and seasonal food production concepts and participate in broader community service and outreach events.

Hospitality Garden Club

Students volunteer in the Hospitality Garden, growing vegetables for use in culinary classes, and also participate in cooking and pastry demonstrations making use of local seasonal produce.

Spoons Across America Club

Student members volunteer in NYC public elementary schools and greenmarkets to support experiential food and nutrition initiatives.

The Ambassador Club

The mission of the Ambassador Club is to provide opportunities for students to learn and hone leadership skills with an emphasis on event planning and event management. The Ambassadors will assist in the planning of, and be present at, selected events sponsored by the Hospitality Management Department with the intent of fostering and supporting a welcoming and professional environment.

Aspiring Hotel Leaders

Student club offering opportunities for social interaction and networking with one another and faculty, staff and industry leaders. Club members participate in a variety of activities including hotel tours, workshops, speaker presentations and alumni panel discussions.

The Thomas Ahrens International Programs

The department offers two international programs:

  • The Paris Exchange Summer Study Program
    The department, in agreement with Université d’Evry~Val d’Essonne, provides a rich and varied learning and living opportunity for qualified students to earn six elective credits in international tourism and traditions of the French table.
  • The International Work Program
    Selected students spend the summer months working as interns at resorts, hotels and restaurants in the United States and western Europe. Students receive a stipend with the generous support of the NYCCT Foundation and industry associations including Societé Culinaire Philanthropique, Culinarian’s Home Foundation, Jules Weber Foundation, and Paris Gourmet.

All requirements are detailed in a meeting each February. Participating students must have valid passports and, in some cases, visas.

The Walt Disney World College Program

Selected students earn 12 college credits through a balanced learning, living and earning environment in Orlando, Florida, supported by online coursework.

Placement in Hospitality Management Courses

Placement in HMGT courses requires CUNY proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Students who do not, upon entrance, pass all three CUNY skills-assessment tests will first be required to take the applicable developmental coursework.

Transfers from Other Departments

Students in any other program in this college who wish to transfer into the Hospitality Management associate degree program must be CUNY proficient in reading, writing and mathematics and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher. Space permitting, students meeting these criteria will be accepted.

Transfer Credits

There are great differences in hospitality management course offerings from one college to another. Credit will be granted for courses taken at other colleges if the courses are considered equivalent to those offered at City Tech. Final determination of transfer credits will be made by the Registrar of City Tech and the Chair of the Hospitality Management Department.

Approximate Annual Additional Costs other than Tuition and College-wide Fees

Textbooks $800
Supplies $400
Duplicating Expenses $75
Professional Memberships $100
Periodicals $50
Trade Show Admission $50
Hotel/Restaurant Visits (including meals) $200

Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools, as specified by the department.




English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3 credits)
Select one of the following courses

MAT 1190 or higher Quantitative Reasoning 3

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course


US Experience in its Diversity

ECON 1101 Macroeconomics 3

Individual and Society

COM 1330 Public Speaking or higher 3

One additional course from any group

Any Approved Course 3

Writing Intensive Requirement 3

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

HMGT 1101 Perspectives in Hospitality Management 3
HMGT 1102 Introduction to Food and Beverage Management 3
HMGT 1103 Food Sanitation and Safety Principles 1
HMGT 1105 Lodging Operations Management 3
HMGT 1202 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
HMGT 1203 Culinary Arts I 3
HMGT 1204 Baking and Pastry Arts I 3
HMGT 2302 Hospitality Accounting 3
HMGT 2303 Culinary Arts II 3
HMGT 2304 Baking and Pastry Arts II 3
HMGT 2305 Dining Room Operations 3
HMGT 2308 Professional Alliances 2
HMGT 2402 Wines and Beverage Management 3
HMGT 2405 Hospitality Marketing 3
ECON 1101 Macroeconomics Met as GenEd
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1190 or higher Quantitative Reasoning Met as GenEd
COM 1330 or higher Public Speaking Met as GenEd

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program

2 Specific courses listed are degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

3 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.