Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management HRTM

Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management

The Hospitality industry offers exciting careers in hotel management, meeting and special event management, restaurant management and ownership, and travel and tourism-related businesses. With a degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management, you’ll have opportunities for a challenging and rewarding career that can take you around the world!

Is the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management program for you?

You love to travel, to entertain, and to plan events. Why not get paid for doing what you love? Through Lane’s Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management program, you’ll earn the certifications and skills required to launch your career in hospitality management! Your degree will give you an advantage in the job market, and help you advance in your career more quickly. Lane’s program provides you with experience in a wide variety of settings, helping you explore your interests and find your home in hospitality.

We offer a two-year AAS Degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management and a one-year Career Pathways Certificate in Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager. Lane’s Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Program is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

When you’re ready to get started, just apply! Our Admissions office staff will guide you through the steps to enroll to get you started right. You can also contact Admissions with any questions and schedule a tour of the campus, or just to say hello. If you’re not ready to apply today, you can request more information on the program and we’ll get in touch to make a plan that works for you. Be sure to review our Applying to the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management program information below also!

What will you learn in the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management program?

As a Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management student, you’ll:

  • identify and describe the various sectors within the hospitality industry
  • describe the fundamental principles of customer service and guest relations
  • demonstrate the ability to practice concepts of hospitality sales and marketing
  • describe the various safety and security risks in the hospitality industry
  • demonstrate an understanding of lodging operations and financial transaction, including payroll, employee scheduling, and point of sale systems
  • describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of hospitality professionals
  • identify and describe the various elements of restaurant management, including planning, preparing, and costing menus, and purchasing, receiving, and storing products
  • use knowledge of best practices to further sustainability (economic, environmental, and social) in the hospitality industry
  • understand OSHA, safety regulations, and sanitation procedures in the hospitality industry

Throughout the program you’ll observe industry guest speakers and take field trips to hotels, restaurants, food distribution centers, and local farms, connecting you to industry professionals and standards. Our program is committed to sustainability practices, and works hard to include green principles in all of your classes!

Applying to the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management program

In order to ensure every student in the program is able to receive the individual attention and meaningful critiques that they deserve, admission to the HRTM program is selective. To enter one of our programs, once you have completed the Steps to Enroll, you’ll need to show readiness for Math 25 or higher and Writing 97 or higher. If you don’t meet the reading and/or writing requirements, please meet with your academic advisor to go over your options for getting into the program! You will also need an Oregon Food Handlers card.

Ready to apply today? You can apply using our online application!

What can you do next?

Whether you’re interested in working in a resort, casino, cruise ship, hotel, spa and more, your HRTM degree will set you apart. With the skills you’ve learned in the program, you’ll be ready to jump into the HRTM world. Past students have gone on to careers at Disneyland and Disneyworld, Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and Allegiant Air!

Interested in continuing your studies? You’ll have the option to transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology and earn a bachelor's degree in Technology and Management! You can even complete your entire OIT degree online! Talk with your advisor to learn more about this exciting option.

Personal attention from engaging faculty

Lane offers students the best of both worlds: a wide variety of courses to choose from and small class sizes. At Lane, you’ll never take a class with more than 40 students, and your class will always be taught by an instructor, not a grad student. All of your Hospitality, Restaurant, Tourism Management classes are limited to just 30 people, allowing you to get to know your instructor on a first name basis! Our attentive faculty have real world experience, and they bring those experiences to the classroom.

Get to know the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management faculty and advisors

The faculty and advisors for the program can help you meet your career goals. They can answer any program specific questions you might have, and help you find opportunities outside of the classroom. Advisors will help you schedule your classes and plan for the future. You’ll work with them to create a term by term planner that meets your needs and goals to ensure you complete your degree. And if you’re planning on transferring to a four-year school they can help you take the classes you need to count towards your bachelor's degree.

Get real world work experience

Employers are interested in more than just your degree. It’s important that you’re able to show that you have relevant, real world work experience. Our Cooperative Education department partners with local businesses and organizations to provide internships for students in their field of study. Many students even continue to paid employment at their former internship site! As an HRTM student, you’ll need to complete 7 credits of co-op in the hospitality industry. Through those credits, you’ll earn more than 250 hours of industry experience, helping to set you apart.

Many HRTM students choose to supplement their experience by choosing to work for either campus food services or the Center for Meeting and Learning. In addition to gaining experience, and earning money, students employed by either of those departments are eligible for a partial tuition waiver

Stackable Credentials

If you’d like to take your event management and planning skills to the next level, you have the option of adding the Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager certificate to your degree! By completing just two additional courses, you’ll earn a certificate that demonstrates your ability to effectively plan and run meetings, conventions, and special events.

Not ready to commit to the full HRTM degree but want to get your career started? You can pursue the Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager certificate on its own! If you decide to come back to complete the two-year degree in HRTM, your courses from this certificate will work towards your degree, making your next step seamless.

State of the art facilities

The Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Program is collocated within Lane's Center for Meeting and Learning (Center), Building 19. The Center is a state-of-the-art conference and events center with full service catering and the versatility to accommodate groups of 6 to 600. Second-year Culinary and HRTM students are involved in day-to-day operations, providing banquet service, room setup, food planning and preparation, kitchen help, event planning, customer service, and other vital support.

As a second year student, you’ll gain hands-on experience in The Renaissance Room, our student-run restaurant. The restaurant was remodeled in 2015 with a state of the art teaching kitchen designed specifically for hands-on training in both basic and advanced culinary skills. The Renaissance Room is a Contemporary American Bistro restaurant that seats 60 and is open to the public for lunch three days a week.

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.