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Hospitality Management Certificate (Level 1)


Take Classes Online or In Person

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. Quickly enter the world's fastest growing industry with a certificate in hospitality management. Students can finish this certificate in as little as one semester.

Quality Coursework 

Mt. San Antonio College is an accredited community college ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 7 in the country among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges by Real Work Magazine. The Hospitality Management Level 1 Certificate is 10 units (4 courses). Students learn from industry-experienced faculty in top-notch facilities that include a student-run restaurant. With the exception of the hands-on work experience class in our world-class student hospitality lab, students can choose to take classes for this certificate conveniently online or in-person. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.

Great Career Prospects

Students who complete the coursework are well prepared to enter the hospitality industry, the world's largest and fastest growing industry. This certificate can be completed in as little as one semester with additional certificates added over time to develop a robust knowledge and experience base for future career advancement. According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the median salary in California of food service managers is $52,830 and lodging managers is $63,370. Explore other Hospitality programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.