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Resort Management: Hospitality Operations Certificate

This certificate gives you the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level supervisory position in the lodging, food and beverage, or resort industry. The certificate also provides the opportunity for individuals already in the industry to upgrade skills and broaden their areas of expertise.

Upon completion of the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Hospitality Operations and the Associate of Applied Science in Resort Management degree, the bachelor degree-seeking student can obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an emphasis in Resort Management from Colorado Mountain College.

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition and reading for courses within this certificate. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Hospitality Operations. Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses.

The Hospitality Operations Certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, Salida, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Not every course is offered on every campus, some courses may require technology enhanced modalities to complete the certificate.

CMC also offers a certificate in Spa Management 

For federal student aid purposes, this program is defined as 25 credits hours and 30 weeks of instruction and is financial aid eligible.

Learn more about the Hospitality Operations Program

Program Requirements

The following courses fulfill the program requirements for the AAS Degree in Resort Management ; additionally these courses comprise the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Hospitality Operations. Please work with your advisor on course selection to fulfill degree requirements in order to move seamlessly from the Hospitality Operations Certificate to the AAS Resort Management and then to the Bachelor of Applied Science.

(25 Credits)

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (25)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (465)


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).