Hospitality Lodging Management

Why Hospitality Lodging Management at DCTC?

The Hospitality Lodging Management program at DCTC prepares you for success in the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. As a graduate, you will have the potential to work virtually anywhere on Earth in this genuinely global field. According to Explore Minnesota Tourism, hospitality jobs in Minnesota alone represented 11 percent of total private sector employment in 2011.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that "the travel industry is one of the top 10 largest employers of middle-class wage earners." Top earners rake in a median annual salary of nearly $88,000. The U.S. Travel Association adds that "two of every five workers who start their careers in the travel industry go on to earn more than $100,000 a year." The Hospitality Lodging Management program gives you the knowledge and networking power you need to thrive in this robust industry—an industry projected to approach $480 billion worldwide in 2015, according to recent research from Global Industry Analysts.

Quick Facts

  • Median pay for lodging managers in the U.S. is nearly $47,000/year. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Jobseekers with a college degree in hotel or hospitality management are expected to have the best job opportunities, particularly at upscale and luxury hotels. (U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • According to CNN Money, Event Coordinator is the second fastest-growing job in America.

  • In 2013, corporate spending on group events nationally is expected to top out at $116 billion—a 6 percent increase over the previous year.

  • This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL); you can gain credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward your degree or certificate. Read more...

  • Instructor Rosealee Lee has the coveted distinction of Certified Association Executive (CAE) and in 2011 she received the prestigious Vision Award for Inspiration from Meetings: Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal; check out her bio.

  • Instructor David Keinert, who has 10+ years of hospitality management experience at eight different properties in three different states, believes hospitality is an art—the art of serving people; check out his bio.

  • The program is affiliated with several key professional organizations, including Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE), giving you a clear pathway to network with industry pros and insiders.

  • Evening and online classes are offered, making it easier for you to earn your degree or certificate while you're working.

  • Thanks to instructors with extensive real-world industry experience, the program has built a stellar reputation with hospitality professionals across the nation.

  • You can take advantage of internship opportunities while attending college to gain invaluable experience and make a great impression with a hospitality employer.

  • The DCTC Hospitality Alumni Network, a hallmark of the program, is the perfect networking resource for you to land your dream job and enhance your professional skill set.