Hospitality Management is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and has innumerous prospects for bright careers in food and restaurant operations, lodging, event management, tourism and more in Maine and beyond.

About This Program

Hospitality management is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and in there is a continually growing demand for skilled workers in this industry in the state of Maine and beyond. Our programs prepare you for employment in restaurant operations, lodging, event management, tourism and more! Get started towards a career in hospitality with our workforce training and/or degree program.

Hospitality Management Training & Apprenticeship

Are you interested in the hospitality industry but aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit to a degree program or need to find employment, fast?  Get started with our free short-term training program.

The best part? You’ll get paid while to work while you learn and can earn up to 19 college credits that can transfer towards a degree if you decide to continue your education!

Hospitality Management Associate Degree Program

SMCC’s associate degree in Hospitality Management is designed for those interested in food and restaurant operations, lodging industry operations, events management and tourism and related areas. This program includes a 160-hour internship program for real-life, hands-on experience.

Sample Core Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism
  • Lodging Operations
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Events Management
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Food Service Management/Sanitation
  • Catering Operations
  • Hospitality Management Internship
  • English Composition
  • Oral Communications
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • College Algebra
  • Science & Social Science electives
Southern Maine Community College is...

Southern Maine Community College is...


Take advantage of the lowest tuition and fees in New England, at only $3,880 per year in-state – less than $400 on average for a three-credit class.


Whether your classes end up being on-campus or online, we are ready for you. We have enhanced our online learning systems and training, and our campuses have safety precautions in place.


We are committed to helping you reach your goals. All of our support services from faculty and staff advising and tutoring to career and transfer services, are available to you online and/or in-person.


We have adjusted and found creative solutions for site-visits and internships so that students are still connected with employers.


If you are interested in taking a few courses that can transfer or earning your degree and continuing your education after graduation at a four-year university, SMCC is the perfect place to do so.


Take courses to gain skills to for employment opportunities or earn a degree or certificate that leads to a high-wage career or allows you to transfer and continue on.

A three-credit
class averages
Full-time tuition
gain employment or continue their education w/in 9 months
3 Campuses
South Portland, Brunswick & Online

Hear From Our Students

Marina Pappalardo,
SMCC student

I transferred to SMCC after attending a four-year college in New Hampshire. I’m not only saving money but getting a quality education on a beautiful campus.

The hospitality field is broad enough where you can get into multiple things. There’s event planning, airlines, hotels, restaurants, the list goes on. And I love being around people, so this was a perfect fit for me.

The faculty expose us to all the different possibilities in hospitality, and they make sure we get a foot in the door.


90% of SMCC graduates get a job or continue their education within nine months of graduation.

Launch Your Career

SMCC Hospitality Management graduates have started their careers at top-notch employers like:
  • Press Hotel
  • City of Portland
  • Independent Events Coordinator
  • Maine Course Hospitality
  • State Theater
  • and more!

 Continue Your Education

SMCC Hospitality Management graduates have used our transfer agreements to continue their education at:
  • Johnson & Wales
  • Husson
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Maine
  • and more!
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