Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Pathway (Joliet Junior College)

Joliet Junior College Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Hospitality Management*

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The degree completion emphasis is off-campus/online and is designed uniquely for hospitality professionals. Applicants must have completed an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in hospitality management, restaurant management, culinary arts or a related degree and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0.

AAS in Hospitality Management: AAS Hospitality Management program requirements and applicability toward NIU general education and majro requirements (25 credit hours)

Required course NIU articulation NIU requirement satisfied
BUS 111- Principles of Business Communication (3) Elective ENGL 103 (3)ENGL 203A (3)
CIS 126 – Microsoft Office (3) OMIS 259 – Introduction to Business Information Systems GE – Nature and Technology
ECON 103- Principles of Economics I (Macro) (3) ECON 261 – Principles of Macroeconomics GE-Society and Culture and Major

ENG 101 – Rhetoric (3)

ENG 103 – Rhetoric and Composition I GE-Foundational Studies
MGMT 101- Principles of Management (3) Elective Major – (substitution for MGMT 333)
MKTG 101- Principles of Marketing (3) Elective Major (Substitution for MKTG 295)
Humanities and Fine Arts course (Group III) (3) Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook – link below) GE- Creativity and Critical Analysis
MATH/SCIENCES (GROUP IV) (4)**Select Math 128 – Elementary Statistics STAT 208 – Basic Statistics GE- Foundational Studies and Major
Hospitality Major Core Requirement courses No credit See Proficiency Credits Below

*Articulation Plan based on course work required for the AAS Hospitality Management at Joliet Junior College in the 2018-19 catalog and the B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management – Degree completion emphasis in the 2018-2019 catalog and in NIU's current articulation handbook. Curricular changes will necessitate an update in the articulation plan.

**Contact NIU advisers for possible adjustment of credits

Additional Joliet Junior College Courses to Meet NIU General Education and/or Major Requirements

Can be completed concurrently while taking NIU courses

Required courste NIU articulation NIU requirement satisfied
ACCY 101 – Accounting I (4) ACCY 206 – Introduction to Financial Accounting Major
BLAW 101 -  Business Law I (3) MGMT 217 – Legal Environment of Business Major
COMM 101 – Principles of Speech (3) COMS 100 – Fundamental Oral Communication GE- Foundational Studies
ECON 104 – Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3) ECON 260 – Principles of Microeconomics Major
ENG 102 – Rhetoric (3) ENGL 203 – Rhetoric and Composition II GE-Foundational Studies
MATH 153 – Finite Mathematics (4) MATH 210 – Finite Mathematics GE-Foundational Studies and Major
Humanities  (3) Select course to meet NIU Creativity and Critical Analysis Requirement (see Articulation Handbook) GE– Creativity and Critical Analysis
Science (3) Select course to meet NIU Nature and Technology Requirement (see Articulation Handbook – link below) GE-Nature and Technology



Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Classes to Be Taken Through NIU (31 credit hours)

Note: NIU courses are offered online at least once a year

NIU course number NIU course title
HOSP 301 (2) Career Planning in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 314 (3) Hospitality Facility Management
HOSP 315 (3) Casino and Gaming Management
HOSP 411 (3) Yield Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 417 (3) Trade Show and Exhibition Management
HOSP 426 (3) Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 430 (3) Data Analysis for the Hospitality Industry
HOSP 491 (1) Leadership Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism
HOSP 492 (2) Distinguished Speaker Series
HOSP 495 (8) Internship in Hospitality Management 

Electives to meet the minimum required hours at NIU can be selected by the student and taken at NIU or JCC (8 credit hours).

Academic advising
All NIU students must meet university graduation and general education (GE) requirements.  Hospitality and Tourism Management – degree completion students work with an advisor to identify GE deficiencies and monitor progress toward completion of these and other university graduation requirements (i.e. 120 total credit hours with at least 31 hours from NIU.)