Lake Michigan College's Hospitality program gives you a reality-based experience. You'll often work on class projects as part of a group. You will have the opportunity to meet professionals who work in local restaurants, hotels, and tourism-based businesses.
Classroom activities will allow you to practice the communication and business skills you will need once you begin working in hospitality. Along with assigned bookwork, you will be encouraged to search the Internet for resources that may be helpful in your future.
Most Hospitality major classes are offered one day a week in three-hour blocks. This scheduling makes it easier to manage work and class schedules. You'll be encouraged to use computer and multimedia tools like the Internet and PowerPoint in your assignments. You'll also take coursework in basic Spanish, communication, and accounting to give you the background skills you'll need in any type of hospitality career you choose.
Courses in your major will give you background in food preparation; restaurant, hotel, and tourism management; marketing; event planning; media presentation technology, and human resources.
Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, videos, DVDs, the Internet and materials available on Canvas - the College's instructional Intranet - play an important role in class.