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UAV receives national recognition
December 28, 2015


The University of Antelope Valley was recently recognized by Best Hospitality Degrees (BHD), the authority for hospitality degrees and schools, as one of the top 30 colleges in the nation offering an associate’s degree in hospitality management in 2015.


The BHD website states, “The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Graduates of accredited hospitality management programs are highly employable, gaining skills applicable to hotel and restaurant management, event coordination, and cruise ship and resort administration. According to the United States Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook is favorable for hospitality management positions. In fact, the projected growth rate is 33 percent between now and 2022.”


When evaluating an employee for management positions in the hospitality industry, advanced academic credentials are desirable and sought by employers. This UAV program is designed for graduates of culinary or hospitality certificate programs who want to pursue an associate of science degree. The hospitality management degree completer program incorporates fundamental skills in English, mathematics, social science, natural sciences, computer applications and business management skills, accordingly, offering graduates a well-rounded academic curriculum.


The program is designed to place emphasis on employment after completion and is designed to provide career-focused learning. Students graduate with valuable leadership training skills and culinary arts training.


The University of Antelope Valley faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to perfect the hospitality degree curriculum and are quite honored to have been recognized as one of the thirty recipient colleges and universities including Purdue, Penn State, and Western Kentucky Universities; Pensacola and Lewis and Clark State Colleges; University of Hawaii-Maui College and CUNY New York City College of Technology,” said UAV President Marco Johnson.


For more information on the University of Antelope Valley associate degree in hospitality management visit www.uav.edu.