What You Will Learn

During the past 20 years, the world of hospitality has experienced phenomenal growth. The need for well-trained managers in this diverse field continues to flourish. Successful companies actively recruit hospitality graduates with a strong foundation in business studies, technical skills and practical experience to excel in the hospitality industry.

County College of Morris (CCM) offers associate degrees in Hospitality Management, Restaurant and Culinary Management, Culinary Arts and Sciences, and certificates in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and Event Planning.

Why Study Hospitality Management and
Culinary Arts at CCM?

The Teaching Kitchen and Dining Room provided for the hospitality programs at CCM is one of the best in the area. It features individual work stations for each pair of students and offers a multitude of different state-of-the-art culinary learning experiences. In addition, students gain practical hands-on dining room, food and beverage management, and service experience.

The Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts department is an institutional member of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, and the American Culinary Federation.

The ManageFirst Program, created by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and managed nationally by National Restaurant Association Solutions, is a management development program that equips students with the key competencies to begin or advance their management careers in this demanding industry. The ManageFirst Program was created to address the needs voiced by industry members and educators. The ManageFirst Program is relevant, comprehensive and flexible.

Career Opportunities

  • Food service operation management including restaurants, banquet halls, cafeterias and other food establishments
  • Sales and marketing in the food service field
  • Menu preparation
  • Supply ordering and accounting
  • Lodging management including luxury, casino, convention, all-suite and resort hotels
  • Travel and tourism
  • Recreation and leisure, entertainment, attractions, and special events management
  • The support infrastructure of the hospitality industry which includes human resources, accounting, purchasing, physical plant maintenance, sales and marketing, and property management
  • Senior Living Services, Health Care and Retirement Community Management


Hospitality Management

Associate of Applied Science

The Hospitality Management program at CCM is designed to provide both academic and practical training for students interested in future management positions and for aspiring professionals already employed within the hospitality industry.

The program combines specialized training and development of specific hospitality management skills. Students graduate with a relevant and contemporary education and the skillset necessary for success in the hospitality industry.


Restaurant and Culinary Management

Associate of Applied Science

The Restaurant and Culinary Management option at CCM provides students with a focused approach to the largest segment of the hospitality industry. It also allows individual interest to drive the field of study. In this curriculum, students have the opportunity to explore different areas of the hospitality industry.

Culinary Arts and Science

Associate of Applied Science (NRAEF)

The Culinary Arts and Science Program at CCM addresses the needs of students who aspire to cook professionally and have more specialized culinary interests. The curriculum is based on classical and modern American cuisine, but gives students the opportunity to build skill sets toward their own career interests, and the guidelines for safe food and preparation service.

Culinary Arts

Certificate of Achievement

The Culinary Arts certificate program at CCM is designed to fulfill the needs of a student interested in basic culinary arts training. The courses provide a framework to further studies or obtain an entry-level position in a food production environment. In addition, certification in the ServSafe food handling system can be obtained as part of the studies.

Hospitality Management and Event Planning

Certificate of Achievement

The Hospitality Management and Event Planning certificate at CCM provides a concise and accelerated approach to hospitality management. It is offered primarily to current and future industry professionals seeking national certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) ManageFirst Program. In addition, this combination of skills provides the perfect basis for an individual interested in the event planning field. Event planning brings imagination and creativity to business and social events in an entrepreneurial setting.

Where You Can Go

Transfer opportunities are available for students who aspire to complete a more advanced degree in hospitality management or other studies. Upon completion of the associate degree, students may transfer to a four-year institution to further their education. Students should check with an academic advisor in order to further discuss articulations and transfer opportunities.
The following scholarships are available:

  • NRAEF ManageFirst Program Scholarship
  • FDU Burgundy and Blue Scholarship
  • John and Mary Linda Scholarship
  • AGB (Alpha Beta Gamma) Business Honor Society


Scholarship (http://abg.org/awards.asp)

  • NJAPA Hospitality Scholarship
  • Michael Marino, Sr. Scholarship

Contact Info

Professor Mark Cosgrove
Chairperson, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts