The Certificate Programs are designed for industry professionals currently working or planning on working in the hospitality industry. These programs will enhance their professional knowledge and will culminate in the receipt of a certificate in Hotel Management or Restaurant Management. It was also created for those who want to change their careers to the hospitality industry and gain some pertinent knowledge of the field before entering the industry. These certificates will create opportunities for advanced education for industry professionals without the need for full degree requirements. The student must complete the five required courses (15 credit hours) in Hotel Management or Restaurant Management. The certificate will be issued when a student has earned at least a 2.0 GPA and receive no less than a grade of “C-“ in any of the five classes in their concentrated certificate program. The certificate can be completed in 1 full year if the student takes all courses available each semester.