Hospitality Management Courses in Savannah, GA with Degree Info

The Savannah area has a couple of colleges that offer hospitality management courses within 60 miles of the city center. Learn about program and admission requirements for these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Savannah Hospitality Management Schools

Aspiring hospitality management students have two options for education within an hour's drive of Savannah. Read about the program options and coursework at the schools below. Be sure to also look over a table of stats on each college to get additional information.

  • Savannah Technical College, located within the city about eight miles from downtown, offers a diploma program in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
  • Situated around 58 miles from central Savannah, Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro offers an associate's degree, two certificates and a diploma in the hospitality field.

Savannah Technical College

The diploma program in hotel/restaurant/tourism management at Savannah Technical College can be obtained with a specialization in hotel management or food/beverage management. Students gain both academic knowledge and occupational skills that can prepare them for several positions in the hospitality industry.

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Diploma

This program consists of 44 credit hours and requires four semesters to complete. Students must pass general education courses in math and English, as well as a course in professional development and interpersonal relations. The courses explore many facets of the hospitality industry, including food and beverage management, event planning, hotel operations and travel. Hospitality law and marketing are also course topics, and all students must complete an internship. Students must be at least 16 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED for admission into this program.

Ogeechee Technical Institute

Ogeechee Technical Institute's hospitality management programs require that students be at least 16 years old and earn a high school diploma or GED. Tuition and fee amounts vary depending on the program students choose.

AAS in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management

Students in this AAS program must complete 15 credit hours of general education courses in areas including the humanities, math and social science. They must take 45 hours of occupational courses in topics like hospitality law, hospitality marketing and supervisory skills. Courses in food and beverage management, travel, event planning and hotel management are required, in addition to an internship. The degree program usually requires four semesters of study.

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Diploma

This program requires 44 credit hours and usually can be completed in four semesters. Students take basic skills courses in English, math and professional development. Students must also complete 36 hours of hospitality courses, such as event planning and hospitality law. An internship is required.

Event Coordinator Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for positions at hotels, country clubs, conference centers and resorts, among other places. The program consists of three classes in event planning, hospitality marketing and hospitality law. The program takes most students one semester to graduate.

Hospitality Operations Associate Certificate

Students pursuing this certificate must take four classes in hospitality management. The program includes an overview of the industry, as well as courses in food and beverage management, hospitality marketing and a hospitality elective. The program usually requires two semesters to complete.

Comparison of Schools

Get a side-by-side comparison of the profiled schools by checking out this table. It has info on costs, campus environments and more that could help you decide where you'd like to study the hospitality field.

Savannah Technical College Ogeechee Technical College
School Type Two-year, public Two-year, public
Total Enrollment (2011) 4,669* 2,181*
Campus Setting Midsized city Rural
Tuition & Fees (2011-2012) $6,480 (total cost)** $2,610 in-state; $4,860 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2011) 94%* 97%*
Acceptance Rate (2011) N/A - Open admissions N/A - Open admissions
Retention Rate (2011) 42% for full-time students* 50% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (for Students Beginning in Fall 2008) 31%* 32%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Savannah Technical College.

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