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Earn an Associate Degree in Hospitality Resort Management at CMC

Study hospitality management and operations in the Colorado resorts of Aspen, 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 Colorado resorts and hotels
  • 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  world-class Colorado resorts and hotels!

Curriculum designed by Industry professionals

Our courses bring you up to speed quickly on the breadth of hospitality operations. With electives you can pursue your particular area of interest in depth.

Core Program Courses

HOS 110 - Introduction to Hospitality
HOS 139 - Housekeeping Management
HOS 140 - Front Office Procedures
HOS 148 - Introduction to Food & Beverage Management
HOS 221 - Basic Hotel & Restaurant Accounting
HOS 226 - Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
HOS 242 - Hotel Sales and Marketing
HOS 250 - Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control
HOS 287 - Work Experience I

Advised Electives

HOS 115 - Introduction to Spa Management
HOS 116 - Spa Retailing
HOS 215 - Training and Development
HOS 219 - Hospitality Law
HOS 240 - Purchasing & Menu Planning
HOS 255 - Human Resource Management
HOS 289 - Work Experience II
ACC 121 - Accounting Principles I
ACC 122 - Accounting Principles II
ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics

Earn an AAS in Hospitality Management in Colorado's Most Renowned Resorts and Hotels

Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Vail are dynamic, year-around resorts. Each has its own personality, and all are packed with arts and culture, summer and winter sports of all kinds, and creative cuisine. Learn hospitality management where the top-tier corporations and unique local businesses strive to meet the highest expectations.

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

Experience 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.

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:

Tuition and Fees for Hospitality Management AAS Degree. Source: CDHE Tuition and Fees Report, Fiscal Year 2019-20.

CMC In-district
CMC In-district
CMC In-state
CMC In-state
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo Community College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University

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

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.

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.

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.