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Certificate Programs

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE) has six certificate programs specifically designed to gain the skills and practices necessary to support career changes into the hospitality profession.

Requirements: Students must make full application and be accepted to the college and take courses for credit.  The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree seeking students.  Since the student is a full-time matriculated student for academic credit, additional financial aid and scholarships may apply.  The credits achieved may also be applied to an additional bachelor’s degree if the student elects to major in one of the departmental concentration of study.  Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Non-Credit Certificate Program Requirements

  • Review certificate program plan with advisor prior to enrollment.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

All courses are 3 credit hours.


Beverage Management

This certificate provides increased knowledge and understanding of skills as related to the beverage management industry. Students must be accepted to the University and take courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Present evidence of Serv-Safe or TIPS responsible alcohol service credentials prior to graduation. Certificate must be dated no more than three years prior to program completion
  • Earn at least a “C” or better in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Required Courses:

  • BVG 3010 Beers of the World 3 credits
  • BVG 3613 Wine Fundamentals 3 credits
  • BVG 3683 Beer & Spirits 3 credits
  • BVG 3950 Beverage Promotion 3 credits

Select three of the following courses:

  • BVG 2015 Beverage Fundamentals 3 credits
  • BVG 3220 Beer & Food* 3 credits
  • BVG 3750 Alcohol Beverage Law* 3 credits
  • BVG 4010 Beer Styles & Service* 3 credits
  • BVG 4613 Wines of the Old World 3 credits
  • BVG 4623 Wines of the New World 3 credits
  • BVG 4633 Wine & Food* 3 credits
  • BVG 4950 Enology: The Making of Wine* 3 credits

*Course has prerequisites. Please consult MSU Denver catalog.

Total for Certificate: 21 credits

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Event and Meeting Management

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Required Courses:

  • EVT 2010 Event Industry 3 credits
  • EVT 2020 Event Project Planning 3 credits
  • EVT 3000 Event Catering Strategies* 3 credits
  • EVT 3010 Event Support Systems* 3 credits
  • EVT 4020 Event & Meeting Contracting* 3 credits

Subtotal:15 credits

Choose two of the following:

  • EVT 3100 Corporate Meetings* 3 credits
  • EVT 3200 Conventions & Trade Shows* 3 credits
  • EVT 4100 Special Event & Wedding Production* 3 credits
  • EVT 4200 Global Meetings & Events* 3 credits

Subtotal:6 credits
Total for Minor: 21 credits

*Course has prerequisite(s); check current MSU Denver catalog for requirements.


Hotel Management

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Hotel Management Certificate (21 credits):

  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 4730 Hospitality Negotiations & Sales 3 credits
  • HTE 4750 Hospitality Leadership 3 credits
  • HTL 2512 Hotel Front Office 3 credits
  • HTL 3522 Hotel Housekeeping 3 credits
  • HTL 3652 Hotel Property Management 3 credits

Total credits: 18 (+3 hours additional prerequisites)


Restaurant Management

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Required Courses:

  • BVG 2015 Beverage Fundamentals 3 credits
  • RST 1550 Food Fundamentals 3 credits
  • RST 2550 Food Preparation & Science* 3 credits
  • RST 3550 Food Production & Service* 3 credits
  • RST 3600 Cost Controls for Food & Beverage 3 credits
  • RST 4500 Concept Development for Restaurants* 3 credits

*Course has prerequisite(s). Consult current catalog for details.

Subtotal: 18 credits

OPTIONAL Courses – Select one of the following courses:

  • HTE 3550 Hospitality Human Resources 3 credits
  • HTE 3580 Legal Aspects of Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 3570 Marketing for Hospitality 3 credits

Subtotal: 3 credits

Total for Certificate: 21 credits


Travel & Tourism Management

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Corporate Travel Certificate (18 credits)

This certificate will provide increased knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for a career in the business travel industry. Students must be accepted to the University and takes courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Required Courses:

  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality 3 credits
  • HTE 4750 Hospitality Leadership 3 credits
  • TTM 1000 Travel and Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 1800 Tourism Technology 3 credits
  • TTM 3200 Itinerary Design 3 credits
  • TTM 3400 Corporate Travel 3 credits

Total for Corporate Travel Certificate: 18 credits


Travel Consultant Certificate (21 credits)

This certificate will provide increased knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for a career in the leisure tourism industry. Students must be accepted to the University and takes courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Required Courses:

  • TTM 1000 Travel and Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 1800 Tourism Technology 3 credits
  • TTM 3000 Sustainable Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 3200 Itinerary Design 3 credits
  • TTM 3800 Cruise Tourism 3 credits

Subtotal: 15 credits

Choose two of the following courses:

  • TTM 3700 Global Tourism 3 credits
  • TTM 4100 Adventure Travel 3 credits
  • TTM 4200 Ecotourism 3 credits
  • TTM 4800 Inbound Tourism 3 credits

Total for Travel Consultant Certificate: 21 credits


Urban Agriculture

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to enrollment
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in the certificate program
  • Earn at least a “C” or higher in each of the certificate courses
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-556-3152 to schedule an appointment for an advising session.

Required Certificate Courses:

  • GEG 1910 Global Water Concerns 3 credits
  • RST 1550 Food Fundamentals 3 credits
  • UA 2735 Urban Vegetable Farming 3 credits
  • UA 3605 Agribusiness Operations 3 credits
  • UA 3765 Greenhouse Operations 3 credits
  • UA 3875 Food Preservation Techniques 3 credits
  • UA 3905 Farm to Table Sustainability 3 credits

Total credits: 21


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