HFT 2000††††††††† Introduction to Hospitality,
Recreation, and Resort Management††††††††††††† 3
to the unique characteristics of service industries, and the concept of service
quality. The many segments of the Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort fields
are reviewed, along with related employment opportunities.
HFT 3221††††††††† Human Resources in Hospitality,
Recreation, and Resorts†††††††††††††††††† 3
basics of human resource administration while focusing on the importance of
human resource management within service industries; customer satisfaction is
dependent upon employee satisfaction. Emphasis placed upon motivation,
training, and strategies to combat the high turnover that characterizes
HFT 3271††††††††† Spa Management†††††††††† 3
development is traced from Roman roots to the types of spas currently in
existence: day spas, destination spas, and resort spas. Major
treatments/services are reviewed: facial therapies, massage therapies, water
therapies, face and body services, salon services, exercise, personal training,
etc. In addition to operations, the functional areas of marketing, human
resources, and financial management are discussed within the context of spas.
HFT 3277††††††††† Resort Operations and Management††††††††††† 3
approach to the operation of resort properties from a department managerís
perspective. Beginning with historical development, details are presented in
planning, development, financial investment management, and marketing that deal
with the unique nature of resort business. The future and the impact of the
condominium concept, time-sharing, technological change, and the increased cost
of energy and transportation, are also discussed.
HFT 3932††††††††† The Disney Semester:
Experiential Learning in
Hospitality, Recreation, and
students who have been accepted into the Walt Disney World College Program.
Combines experiential learning through a minimum of 600 work hours (6 credit
hours) with optional classroom education (maximum of 2 classes-3 credit
hours/class) at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Permission is required.
HFT 3941††††††††† Field Study in Hospitality,
Recreation and Resort Management†††††††††††† 3
work in a hospitality, recreation or resort-related organization under the
supervision of an agency representative and a faculty advisor. Skills,
knowledge and values are developed on-the-job in entry level service industry
positions; total of 300 work hours. Permission is required.
HFT 4274††††††††† Condominium and
Vacation Interval Ownership†††††††††††††† 3
comprehensive study of timeshare and vacation ownership of condominium
properties. Legal structures, projects budgeting, marketing, sales and property
management. Students are introduced to the fastest growing segment of the
lodging industry. Differences between traditional and non-traditional lodging
operations are examined.
HFT 4426††††††††† Financial Decision-Making in
Hospitality, Recreation and Resorts††††† 3
accounting for hotel revenue and expenses; accounting for inventory, property,
and equipment; hospitality payroll accounting; hotel departmental financial
statements; the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows;
the analysis of financial statements; interim and annual reports; budgeting
expenses; forecasting sales; budgetary reporting analysis; and financial
HFT 4753††††††††† Convention Facilities and
Meetings Management†††††††††††††††† 3
facilities, convention and visitors bureaus, sponsors, host venues,
stakeholders, tradeshow and meeting management are examined. Legal issues and
trends are studied. The economic impact of meetings and convention business
upon destinations is studied.
HFT 4940††††††††† Internship in Hospitality,
Recreation and Resort Management†††††††††† 3
experience working in a hospitality, recreation or resort- related organization
whereby students put theory into practice through active participation.
Students are supervised by a management-level agency employee as well as by a
faculty advisor. A total of 300 hours must be worked. Senior standing and
permission is required.