Do you dream of living in a faraway, exotic place or a favorite getaway spot closer to home? Mountain lodges, seaside and ski resorts — and your hometown — all need people who are skilled in hotel and restaurant management. Our graduates enjoy positions as operational managers, sales and marketing professionals, front-desk agents, and night auditors. They also manage hotels, restaurants, banquet and catering services, marinas, bars, dining rooms, and hotel room divisions.
If you are organized and efficient even when working under pressure and juggling a variety of tasks, enjoy learning new things, physically fit, like working as part of a team that serves the public, have a pleasant personality and a healthy dose of common sense, then you are the perfect candidate for a career in hospitality!
Most of our program's students also work part time for hands-on experience at local hotels and restaurants. Spokane's variety of hospitality venues offers a wide assortment of cuisine and levels of service, and the city is nationally recognized for its convention facilities. Available part-time positions in the area frequently include:
Sales and marketing
Catering and Banquet
HM 202 — Front Office Procedures — 4.0
Students are introduced to the essential routines addressing all aspects of front office procedures. Registration and reservation processes, rules and regulations and their application to the hotel-motel industry, and ethics and general strategies used when dealing with the public are emphasized. Prerequisite: CIS 110.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HM 205 — Hotel/Restaurant Law — 5.0
Students are introduced to the basic principles of law as it pertains to the operation of hotels and motels. Legal liability, conventional and sales contracts, statutory law, and innkeeper and guest responsibilities are emphasized.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HM 206 — Revenue Management — 3.0
This course introduces students to the basic revenue management techniques used in the hospitality industry. Implementing revenue management strategies that increase profits and raise revenue per available room.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HM 220 — Tourism and the Hospitality Industry — 3.0
Students are introduced to package tourism arrangements, economics of tourism, and marketing strategies and their relationship to the industry. Prerequisite: CIS 110, HM 130.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
HM 221 — Event Management — 5.0
This course introduces students to the basic event management techniques used in the hospitality and tourism industry. Implementing pre-event planning, on-site management techniques and post-event reporting are demonstrated.View SCC Course Learning Outcomes
"SCC gave me exactly what I needed. The entire two years were concentrated on the hotel and restaurant business."
Tacoma Convention and Visitors Bureau
"The contacts I made at SCC helped me get this job. Every day something happens at work that relates to what I learned in class. My training gave me a diversity of knowledge that I use on a daily basis. It's relevant stuff."
Front Desk Clerk and Night Auditor,
The Courtyard by Marriott, Spokane.