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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

Required Courses

  • BVG 3010 - Beers of the World
  • BVG 3950 - Beverage Promotion
  • BVG 4950 - Enology: The Making of Wine
  • HTE 2015 - Beverage Fundamentals
  • HTE 3613 - Wine Fundamentals
  • HTE 3683 - Beer and Spirits

Select one of the following courses:

  • HTE 4613 - Wines of the Old World
  • HTE 4623 - Wines of the New World
  • HTE 4633 - Wine and Food Pairing

Total for Minor: 21 credits

*Students seeking a Beverage Certificate must be 21 years of age or older.


Event and Meeting Management

Required Courses

  • EVT 2010 - Event Industry
  • EVT 2020 - Event Project Planning
  • EVT 3000 - Event Catering Strategies **
  • EVT 3010 - Event Support Systems **
  • EVT 4020 - Event and Meeting Contracting**

Subtotal: 15 credits

Choose two of the following:

  • EVT 3100 - Corporate Meetings **
  • EVT 3200 - Conventions and Trade Shows**
  • EVT 4100 - Special Event and Wedding Production**
  • EVT 4200 - Global Meetings and Events**

Subtotal: 6 credits
Total for Minor: 21 credits

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


Hotel

Required Courses

  • HTE 2512 - Hotel Front Office
  • HTE 3522 - Hotel Housekeeping
  • HTE 3652 - Hospitality Property Management
  • HTE 4110 - Applied Restaurant Operations
  • HTE 4730 - Hospitality Negotiations and Sales
  • HTE 4750 - Hospitality Leadership

Total for Minor: 18 credits


Restaurant

Required Courses

  • HTE 1533 - Food Fundamentals
  • HTE 1603 - Food Science
  • HTE 2613 - Food Production and Service I
  • HTE 3550 - Human Resources in Hospitality
  • HTE 3603 - Labor and Product Control
  • NUT 2040 - Introduction to Nutrition

Subtotal: 18 credits

Select one of the following courses:

  • BVG 3220 - Cooking with Beer
  • HTE 3310 - Global Cuisine
  • HTE 3623 - Food Production and Service II
  • HTE 3643 - Healthy Cooking
  • HTE 3813 - Baking and Pastry
  • HTE 3833 - Garde Manger
  • UA 3875 - Urban Agriculture Cooking and Preservation Methods

Subtotal: 3 credits
Total for Minor: 21 credits


Tourism

Required Courses

  • HTE 1811 - Tourism Resources
  • HTE 3030 - Sustainable Tourism
  • HTE 3210 - Itinerary Design
  • HTE 3871 - Cruise Tourism
  • HTE 4201 - Adventure Travel
  • HTE 4211 - Ecotourism Planning
  • HTE 4811 - Managing a Destination

Total for Minor: 21 credits


Urban Agriculture

Required Courses

  • GEG 1910 - Global Water Concerns
  • HTE 1533 - Food Fundamentals
  • UA 2735 - Urban Vegetable Farming
  • UA 3605 - Agribusiness Operations
  • UA 3765 - Greenhouse Operations
  • UA 3875 - Urban Agriculture Cooking and Preservation Methods
  • UA 3905 - Farm to Table Sustainability

Total for Minor: 21 credits


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