Hospitality Foundations DRAFT

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Hospitality Foundations

Technical Diploma

6 Credits | Less than 1 year

New Richmond, Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism


Program Overview

Hospitality Foundations is a short-term technical diploma developed within the newly designed initiative at WITC called Professional and Technical Highway to Success (PATHS). PATHS objective is to assist students with disabilities who are graduating or have graduated from the K-12 public school system in the WITC district. It is the mission of PATHS to assist students with intellectual disabilities or disabilities limiting opportunities to academically succeed in the post-secondary environment. This 16-week program will prepare learners through skill-based learning, career exploration, and workplace readiness training. Learners will be provided with courses specific to seeking employment in the area of entry-level hospitality and other customer service employment settings. Learners will study the essential skills required for employment through on-campus learning, as well as community-based experiences.

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:

  • Identify personal strengths, barriers and transferable skills specific to work place environment

  • Demonstrate employability skills to seek and maintain employment in the hospitality service industry

  • Apply functional abilities specific to customer service and hospitality through competency-based learning

  • Identify environmental problems and correct unsafe working conditions


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Admissions and Tuition

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Hospitality Foundations

6 Credits | Less than 1 year


$887 in Tuition and Fees


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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