Harrison County Campus

Become a Skilled Manager With Hands-On Training

The Hotel & Restaurant Management program provides specialized occupational instruction in all phases of hotel and restaurant management to prepare students for careers as managers and supervisors in the hospitality industry.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $48,990. Nationally, the income range is $22,610 – $65,430.

Career Opportunities

Employment of hotel managers is projected to grow 6% by 2026, while employment of restaurant managers is expected to grow by 9%. Applicants with several years of work experience in the industry or a degree in Hotel, Hospitality, Restaurant, or Food Service management will have the best job opportunities.

Training in this program prepares you for careers like:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Food & Beverage Director
  • Catering Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Fast Food Restaurant Manager


The Hospitality and Resort Management Center, located on the Harrison County Campus, is a nearly 51,000 square foot training facility for students as well as a functional convention, conference, and special events center. This state-of-the-art facility provides a hands-on learning environment for students in this program.

What Students Will Learn

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Best business practices
  • Soft skills (communication, teamwork, problem solving, professionalism)
  • Food safety and sanitation skills
  • Meeting and event planning

Degree Options

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

In addition, the Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology Concentration program offers an additional concentration in Gaming. Visit the Hotel & Restaurant Management Gaming Concentration.

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Hotel & Restaurant Management Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Hotel & Restaurant Management Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
CUT 1114 - Culinary Principles I 4
HRT 1123 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HRT 1213 - Sanitation and Safety 3
BOT 1313 - Applied Business Math 3
HRT 1552 - Hospitality Seminar 2

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
BOT 1273 - Introduction to Microsoft® Office® 3
HRT 1224 - Restaurant and Catering Operations 4
HRT 1413 - Rooms Division Management 3
HRT 2623 - Hospitality Human Resource Management 3
HRT 2853 - Convention and Meeting Planning 3

Total Credits: 31

Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
HRT 2233 - Hospitality Cost Control 3
HRT 2613 - Hospitality Supervision 3
HRT 2713 - Marketing Hospitality Services 3
HRT 2913 - Supervised Work Experience in Hotel and Restaurant Management 3
MMT 2513 - Entrepreneurship 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.