In the United States alone, the hotel/motel industry employs more than 1.5 million people full and part-time. The hospitality and tourism industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. The curriculum in Hospitality at Monterey Peninsula College offers students an opportunity to earn a certificate of Achievement, an Associate degree, or transfer to a four-year institution.

Careers in the hospitality industry gives you a chance to:

  • Meet interesting people from all over the world
  • Be challenged, stimulated and financially rewarded
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others
  • Work independently and take on responsibility quickly
  • Move up fast – no limit to the chances for advancement
  • Enjoy job security
  • Feel in command, be creative,make a difference

Degrees and Certificates

 Major Area  Certificates  Associate Degrees

Hospitality Operations



Sustainable Hospitality Management     AA
Restaurant Management    AS
Restaurant Management - Fast Track: Baking and Pastry Arts   COT  
Restaurant Management - Fast Track: Cooking School  COT   
Restaurant Management - Food Service Management  COT  
Hospitality – Fast Track: Hospitality Supervision  COT   


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