Our Rooms Division Specialist Certificate is a 13-credit-hour program. The five classes in the program prepare you for working in the hospitality business.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

18,580

2026

21,240

Percent Change

14

Projected Job Openings

3340

Rooms Division Specialist Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility

RDS-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Greg Nenstiel
Dean
727-341-3026
nenstiel.greg@spcollege.edu


Alanna Olah
Instructor-in-Charge
(727) 341-7144
Olah.Alanna@SPCollege.edu


Program Summary

This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in hotels, resorts and cruise lines, as well as related hospitality sectors.

These courses will apply toward the A.S. degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0252090405: Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.

Federal CIP Code

52.0904: Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.


Graduation Rules

2.0 GPA on all courses

MAJOR CORE COURSES

HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1300 Housekeeping Operations 3
HFT 1410 Front Office Procedures 3
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
MNA 1751 Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service 1
Total Credits 13

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

SPC's Rooms Division Specialist Certificate is part of and transfers to our Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING

SPC also offers short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Business Administration Certificate