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Career Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-109-4
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Hospitality Specialist Programs

The leisure and hospitality industry includes full-service hotels and resorts, fine-dining restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, cruise ships, theme and amusement parks, casinos and more. The Hospitality Specialist program focuses on supervision, budgeting, marketing and purchasing skills.

  • Prepare for jobs such as front desk supervisor, event planner, dining room manager, guest services coordinator or reservations manager.
  • Completers of this program will also earn the ServSafe Food Production Manager certification.
  • International study tours and internship opportunities are available to further broaden knowledge and experiences in the hospitality field. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.
  • Credits earned in the 30-credit Hospitality Specialist technical diploma program may be applied to the 69-credit Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • The Hospitality and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human relations through club and industry interaction.
  • As a complement to the Hospitality Specialist program, several short-term certificates are available within the School of Business.
Hospitality Specialist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Hospitality Specialist at Madison College
Northcentral Hospitality Specialist at Northcentral
Waukesha County Hospitality Specialist at Waukesha County