Ohio State students at EHE Big Dish event

Certificate in Fundamentals of Hospitality Services

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Designed to train hospitality professionals for positions of service leadership within hospitality organizations, this certificate prepares you for a meaningful future in service management and administration. Candidates in this program receive 12 credit hours of hospitality classes, including a one-credit hour field practicum.

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Program Outcomes

  • Build awareness of the career and professional opportunities in the Hospitality business sector.
  • Understand the basic components of all of the departments of the hotel and their contribution to the operation.
  • Understand the operation procedures in various categories of food service operations.
  • Understand the value of and be able to implement service techniques to build relationships with consumers.
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Student Opportunities 

Students can get involved in a variety of events as their schedules permit, such as the Big Dish, Hospitality Listens, a speaker series featuring industry experts, a required practicum experience and pairing with a mentor that connects you with hospitality partners.  

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Career Paths

The demand for professionally trained hospitality managers continues to grow and is expected to grow well into the 21st century. Students can seek careers in hotels, restaurants, event planning agencies, travel, recreation and other people- and service-oriented organizations. 

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