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Why Us 


What about Mt. SAC makes attending worthwhile? It's simple:

    • Quality Training For Success 

      Our faculty are dedicated to ensuring that students who at attend our program receive solid practical skills that would prepare them for success in the real world as employees, managers, or entrepreneurs. Our program has a mandatory internship component, emphasizes capstone projects, and promotes high standards. Many of our students have already achieved success by attaining the professional goals they had established for themselves.

      Our graduates and transfer students have attained successful careers with companies like:

      • Disney
      • Marriott
      • Hyatt Regency
      • The Ritz-Carlton
      • Double Tree by Hilton
      • The Bellagio
      • The Venetian
      • Eureka
      • The Cheesecake Factory
      • The Habit
      • Morongo
      • Aria Casino
      • Sodexo
      • Nordstrom Cafes
      • And many more! 
    • Accelerated Graduation

      We realize that many students face challenges in being able to find the classes that they need in order to graduate or transfer in a timely manner. That is why we in the HRM program at Mt. SAC do our best to offer core classes to students on a rotational basis. Dedicated full-time students in the HRM program are typically able to complete their core required subjects within one year, and earn an A.S. degree within two years. Individual certificates can be earned in as little as one semester.

      Course Availability

      We realize that many students face challenges in being able to find the classes that they need in order to graduate or transfer in a timely manner.

      That is why we in the HRM program at Mt. SAC do our best to offer core classes to students on a rotational basis. Dedicated fill-time students in the HRM program are typically able to complete their core required subjects within one year, and earn an A.S. degree within two years.  Certificates can be earned in as little as one semester.

      Credit by Exam

      Mt. San Antonio College provides for credit by examination enabling the student to accelerate his/her educational program by providing opportunity to obtain credit in those fields in which he/she has already achieved proficiency independently or by informal means. (2012-13 Catalog, 13-14)

      Students wishing to petition for credit by exam (must meet the criteria listed under "Rules and Regulations" for the exam listed in the college catalog.  To determine your eligibility for a petition to to find out which HRM courses are available for credit by exam, please contact the Hospitality Management Coordinator.

      Credit for Extra Institutional Learning

      Under special conditions students may be granted credit for learning acquired outside the sponsorship of accredited post-secondary institutions.  The following programs or institutions have been evaluated and determined to satisfy the requirements for certain courses in the HRM program:

      1. ServSafe Food Safety Certification, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (must be valid when applying for credit)
      2. ProStart, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
      3. Disney College Program
      4. Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools (specific courses)
      5. American Hotel & Lodging Association (specific courses and certification)
      6. Industry experience (must be verifiable and documented experience, eligible only for Work Experience credit)

      For more details about receiving Credit for Extra Institutional Learning, please contact the Hospitality Management Coordinator.

    • Transferable Credits

      The top two transfer university choices for our students are:

      • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
      • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

      Approximately 40% of Mt. SAC students enrolled in the Hospitality and Restaurant Management (HRM) program plan on transferring to The Collins College of Hospitality management at Cal Poly Pomona, which is ranked among the top ten schools in the country. With that in mind, the HRM program at Mt. SAC established the strongest articulation (transfer) agreement in California with the Collins College of Hospitality Management enabling our students to transfer most of their HRM credits to the Collins College.

      Students with an interest in the gaming industry transfer to William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, which also accepts all of the Hospitality courses currently offered by the HRM program at Mt. SAC through course equivalency.

    • Student Club

      The hospitality management program has an active student Hospitality Management Club that provides a place for students interested in hospitality industry to participate in fun educational and professional development activities such as: hospitality business tours, community volunteer opportunities, attending and hosting industry guest speakers, visiting 4 year transfer institution, attending industry conventions and tradeshows, and last but not least engaging in fun bonding activities such as Binge LA, Beach bonfires, campus Cultural Day, Bowling Nights, attending studio tapings in Hollywood and more.

    • Location

      We are conveniently located in Los Angeles County within driving distance from major attraction spots like: Downtown LA, Hollywood Blvd., Disneyland, Sports Arenas, Beaches, and Ski Resorts.

      We are conveniently located in Los Angeles County within driving distance from major attractions:

      Cal Poly Pomona                            1.6 miles
      Downtown LA   25 miles
      Hollywood Blvd.    32 miles

       

      Theme Parks
              
       
      Raging Waters   4 miles
      Knott's Berry Farm   17 miles
      Disneyland   20 miles
      Universal Studios   30 miles
           
      Beaches
         
      Newport   35 miles
      Huntington   35 miles
      Venice    37 miles
      Seal   37 miles
           
      Ski Resorts
         
      Mt. Baldy   26 miles
      Lake Arrowhead   40 miles
           
      Sports Arenas & Stadiums
         
      Dodger Stadium   22 miles
      Staples Center   24 miles
      Anaheim Center   17 miles
      Honda Center   18 miles

       

    • Jobs

      California leads the country in the number of Food & Beverage facilities, Sales, and Employment Opportunities and growth. In fact the National Restaurant Association estimates a 15.7% job growth over the next 10 years.