Robeson Community College

Hospitality Management

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – A25110

Career Description

With a degree from Hospitality Management, there are a number of industries where you can use your skills and talents. Your work will help your organization develop solid plans and identify key processes that will help it run smoothly and efficiently. This includes the gaming industry, meeting and event planning, resort management, real estate, country clubs, real estate and investment, cruise lines, stadiums and arenas, and senior living. Some of the more popular careers can include positions such as director of lodging development, meeting and events manager, casino manager, front or resort manager, or director of dining services.

You may develop unique cuisine experiences, conceptualize and create menu offerings, or ensure the profitability of bar and beverage management. You may find opportunities as a marketing analyst, human resources director, distribution center manager, or director of restaurant operations.

Career Information

Graduates should qualify for management or entry-level supervisory positions in food and lodging operations, including restaurants, foodservice, beverage service, catering, front office, reservations and housekeeping. Opportunities are also available in product services, and technology support and sales.

Labor Statistics

In June 2019, the leisure and hospitality industry—which consists of accommodation and food services and arts, entertainment, and recreation—hired 1,142,000 people nationwide, an increase of 42,000 hires from May and 64,000 hires from June 2018. Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 1 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Those with several years of work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities. Those seeking jobs at hotels with the highest level of guest services are expected to face competition, as these positions are highly sought after by people trained in hospitality management or administration. Applicants with a degree in hospitality or hotel management are expected to have the best job opportunities, particularly at upscale and luxury hotels. 


Entry-Level Salary

How much does a Hotel Manager make in NC? 

The average Hotel Manager salary in North Carolina is $106,520 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $75,583 and $138,635. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. (

Program Requirements

The Hospitality Management AAS Degree is a 65-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 47 credit hours. The program also consists of 18 general education credit hours. 


Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Hospitality Management Associate Program, contact Lester Locklear, Program Director, at 910-272-3304 or