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Why Choose Hospitality at PPCC?

Even as the hospitality industry faces challenging times, it continues to be a tremendously popular field, drawing many service-oriented men and women. A degree from Pikes Peak puts you ahead of the pack, giving you much more than a foot in the door. This new college program will develop your leadership and problem-solving skills, making you a job candidate that hotels, restaurants, event planners and others will want to hire. 

What do PPCC Hospitality students study?

Students learn about various systems of hotels and service operations, preparing for an entry-level position in the hospitality industry. 

Students will learn:

  • Event Planning
  • Hospitality Operations and Supervision
  • Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • Customer Service Skills

Classes You Might Take

Provides a basic Knowledge of the planning and development of an event or meeting, including the budgeting, arranging of entertainment and catering, and the lodging of participants.
Challenges a food and beverage manager faces in developing a solid customer base is presented in this course. Topics include principles of food production and service management, including menu planning, purchasing, storage, beverage management, and food service layout and equipment.
Teaches the skills that can help develop effective supervision and management skills that are essential to success in the industry. Topics include how to recruit, select, and train;increase productivity;control labor costs;communicate effectively;manage conflict and change ; and use time management techniques.
Covers all major facility systems, including food service equipment and design. Non-engineers can learn how to understand and speak the language of vendors, suppliers, and maintenance/engineering staff. You'll also learn techniques to reduce expenses and increase efficiency, and learn how to latest technology can streamline operations procedures.

Program Mission and Values

The mission of Hospitality Management program at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is to Engage, Empower, and Impact students through quality education.

We value a community built on teaching and learning, mutual respect and accountability, and community and diversity. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

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Hospitality Faculty Contact

Dr. Herman Crawford

(719) 502-3300

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Every Year the PPCC Foundation offers hundreds of thousands of dollar's worth of scholarship money for eligible and in need students.

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