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Hospitality and Tourism Department

 
 

Hospitality and Tourism Department

Business and Information Technology Division

 

Program Coordinator: Susan Solomon

Telephone: (845) 574-4486

Email: ssolomon@sunyrockland.edu

 

Full-Time Faculty: Susan Solomon, Richard Vobroucek

 

Adjunct Faculty: Wendy Gordon, Melinda Placanica

 

The Hospitality Program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Check the help-wanted section of any newspaper and you will find many jobs waiting for people with training and skills in the Hospitality field. The program offers preparation in the fields of Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, Hotel Management and Travel and Tourism. Both a two-year A.A.S. Degree and one-year Culinary Arts Certificate are available.


What can you do with your degree?

Graduates have careers in:

  • Food Service Management
  • Restaurants
  • Catering
  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Hotels
  • Airlines
  • Convention / Meeting Planning

These are dynamic challenging careers, which provide personal satisfaction.

 

Special Opportunities

  • Courses are offered during the day and evening
  • Opportunities exist for on the job training through internships in hotels, restaurants and travel facilities
  • Comprehensive academic and career counseling
  • Opportunities to study abroad for a semester or a short course

 

Type of Courses

Management and skills classes are available in classroom settings. We also offer hands-on Culinary Arts courses in our fully equipped kitchen lab. Lab courses are given at the beginner and advanced levels.
Facilities

 

All courses are offered on the main campus. Classes are small so there's plenty of opportunity for teacher / student interaction. Our kitchen lab is state of the art with all the latest equipment.

 

What our graduates say

"The associate degree I earned in Hospitality at SUNY Rockland prepared me to continue my education at N.Y.U.,where I eventually earned a bachelor's and then a master's degree. It also prepared me for my present career as Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Student Activities and as an adjunct faculty member in Culinary Arts." Debra Balestra '92

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