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Hospitality Foundations

Unique in the State

Technical Diploma

6 Credits | Less than 1 year

New Richmond, Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality Foundations is a unique program in the state of Wisconsin, as its curriculum and methods of instruction are developed for students with intellectual disabilities or other obstacles that may hinder the transition into skilled training programs. Hospitality Foundations is a short-term technical diploma developed within the newly designed initiative called Professional and Technical Highway to Success (PATHS).

Program Overview

Hospitality Foundations is a 16-week program preparing students for career opportunities in the area of entry-level hospitality and other customer service employment settings. This skills-based training is developed to help students learn essential hospitality duties through interactive course activities and community-based training experience while enhancing personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism.

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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This short-term technical diploma offers an opportunity for you to develop a college transition plan and gain the skills needed to seek competitive, entry-level employment. 

 

 

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Academics

Through your academic experience you’ll gain a step-forward in your career readiness. Designed for the hands-on learner, the program targets skills needed for entry-level positions in the hospitality industry and enhances professional customer service, constructive and cooperative working relationships, ability to handle stressful situations and recognize positive interpersonal skills. 

Hands-on Learning

In this program, you'll learn by doing in an interactive, dynamic classroom environment. 

 

Real-Life Work Experience

In this program, you'll learn by doing in an interactive, dynamic classroom environment. 

 

Career Pathways

Complete this program and apply a "credit for prior learning" to advance your skills and earn the Hospitality Specialist program. 

 


Curriculum

The curriculum is developed 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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Featured Hospitality Foundations Courses

30109330
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Hospitality Applications is an 8-week course that offers hands on learning opportunities to practice and apply hospitality tasks required to seek entry level employment. Students will be guided in applying and demonstrating positive interpersonal skills and professional customer service skills, while focusing on maintaining a safe work environment, safe food facilities and positive worker habits. Hospitality Applications enhances students’ knowledge through application of tasks and demonstration of skills through classroom learning and lab experiences.
30109333
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UGRD
| 1 CR
In this 1-credit internship students will apply course competencies in employment opportunities at WITC and community based placements. The course competencies include: apply essential hospitality tasks, demonstrate interpersonal skills, demonstrate customer service skills, apply safe food, facilities, and worker habits, apply constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and apply strategies to better handle challenging customers. COREQUISITES: 30109330 Hospitality Applications, 30109331 Safety and Sanitation Fundamentals and 30109332 Guest Relations Fundamentals
30109332
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Guest Relations Fundamentals is an 8-week course introducing students to the importance of working with others in a constructive and cooperative working relationship. Students will explore ways to better handle challenging customers and be provided experiences to recognize positive interpersonal skills and professional customer service.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck. 

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost. 

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

$883


*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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800.243.9482 ext. 5522

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