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Spa Management: Get a Glamorous Job

Build a career that can take you to spa destinations around the world


This program is offered at Steamboat Springs.

Would you like to be in the business of making people look and feel their best? Do you dream of working in a glamorous environment? Would you like to enter a field that could take you anywhere in the world?

Whether you want to manage a small day spa or work in a glamorous resort, you’ll get the know-how with spa management courses at Colorado Mountain College.

Colorado Mountain College serves nine counties in the heart of ski country. Here, you’ll find dozens of international resorts, ranches, wilderness areas and former mining towns that draw tourists year-round.

That means you’ll have opportunities to learn in the field as well as in the classroom. You’ll leave Colorado Mountain College armed, not only with a degree, but also with hands-on experience and contacts in the field.

What will I learn?

This spa management certificate gives students the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level, supervisory position in one of the fastest growing services professions. As part of the Resort Management program, Spa Management certificate students will gain skills and broaden their knowledge of this industry, with specific work experience and training in the spa business world.

The spa management certificate curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Resort Management and credits may be applied toward that degree.

You’ll take Spa Management courses in:

  • Club management
  • Spa management
  • Spa retailing
  • Food and beverage management
  • Basic hotel and restaurant accounting
  • Supervision in the hospitality industry
  • Cooperative work experience
  • First aid

Where can I go from here?

At Colorado Mountain College, you’ll learn all the key business functions involved with managing a spa — from coaching staff and overseeing operations to handling purchasing and more — in one of the fastest-growing service professions.

Through these classes, you’ll get the training you’ll need to advance as a:

  • Reservations Agent
  • Spa Attendant
  • Spa Receptionist
  • Spa Retail Sales Clerk
  • Spa Supervisor

Launch your career in the spa business with our Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Spa Management, available at our Steamboat Springs campus. You can also apply your Spa Management courses toward our Associate of Applied Science degree in Resort Management. [link to this]

What’s the next step toward your career in spa management?