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Earn an Associates Degree in Hospitality Resort Management at CMC

Study hospitality management and operations in the Colorado resorts of Steamboat Springs and Vail

Get your hospitality management degree in a premier ski resort setting with international appeal. This is not just another hospitality college. It's an opportunity to live, learn and work in Steamboat Springs or the Vail Valley, both world-class destinations.

  • Live, learn and work in a Colorado resort town
  • Learn hotel management and resort management skills
  • Become more employable with valuable job experience
  • Meet people from around the world
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association certificate eligible

Colorado Mountain College is recognized by national experts as a leading hospitality management school. Come start your hospitality and resort management degree as you gain valuable work experience in a world-class Colorado resort!

Earn an AAS in Hospitality Management in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado defines the resort lifestyle. Hundreds of lodging options. Fantastic eateries. Visitors from around the world. A world-class ski mountain in the winter and a lush Rocky Mountain landscape in the summer. A popular destination, Steamboat offers endless opportunities for hands-on experience and training.

Located just above downtown Steamboat Springs, the Colorado Mountain College campus gives you tremendous views of the ski area and the bustling town below. We put you in the middle of it all, because our curriculum focuses on valuable job experience — before graduation.

Our students have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with large hotel and resort operations
  • Learn from small business owners and managers of bed and breakfasts and lodges
  • Help with weddings, banquets, large meetings and corporate events
  • Travel to national conferences, such as the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City and the Colorado Hotel and Restaurant Show

A professional training in a world-class resort town. Not to mention access to one of the best ski slopes in the Western United States. Come check us out and get the experience you need to succeed in resort and hospitality management.

Finish your AAS degree, then earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Management

Our new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to work at a management level in technical professions of all kinds.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Management

Compare: Our tuition is one of the lowest of Hospitality Management programs in Colorado

Low costs keep CMC graduates from being crushed by debt as they start their careers. Give yourself a financial break without compromising your education. That's smart.

Here’s how our in-district and in-state tuition compares to other hospitality management programs in Colorado:

Advance your career! Earn your Hospitality Operations Certificate in as little as one year!

Learn from expert faculty who live and work at the world-class resorts of Vail or Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Build your resumé with these skills:

  • Front Office Procedures
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Hotel & Restaurant Accounting
  • Hotel Sales and Marketing
  • Cost Control

This state-approved certificate is based on Colorado Mountain College’s well-respected Hospitality Management degree program, which has prepared its graduates for successful careers in the resort industry worldwide for many years.

With a Hospitality Operations Certificate from Colorado Mountain College, you’ll you be well on your way to receive the Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Hospitality Management Diploma. Plus, you’ll be able to complete the online certificate on a schedule that works for you.

Certificate credits can be also be applied to the Hospitality Management AAS degree.

The entire certificate course is available live or online. And it is very affordable, so you won't have to go deep into student debt! See our tuition rates.

 See the Gainful Employment Disclosure: Hospitality Operations

Get Started on Your Hospitality Management Career

You must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics before entering this program. Your skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program.

This program has certain physical and academic standards which you will be required to meet before you are admitted to the hospitality and resort management program. Students accepted into the college's vocational programs must be physically, mentally, and emotionally self-supportive with reasonable accommodations. If there is a concern about meeting the physical and academic standards, students need to contact the Disability Services Coordinator who will determine the student's ability to participate in this program.