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Moraine Valley Community College

General Education Requirements

Most A.A.S. degree programs include 15+ hours of general education credit. Use the following chart to select courses that contribute to both your A.A.S. degree and NIU’s general education requirements. For additional information on general education see the NIU Catalog. For detailed information on course equivalents see the NIU Articulation Tables. It is important to meet with your advisor for guidance in making appropriate course selections.

Core Competencies (12 credit hours)

Subject Moraine Valley Course NIU Course
English (6 Hrs) COM 101 (3) ENGL 103 (3)
COM 102 (3) ENGL 203A (3)

Communications (3 Hrs)

COM 103 (3) COMS 100 (3)

Mathematics (3 Hrs)

MTH 143 (4) MATH 210 (3)

Knowledge Domain Courses (21 credit hours minimum)

Subject Moraine Valley Course NIU Course
Creative and Critical Analysis  (6 Hrs) *Select appropriate Humanities course (6) A course from Creative and Critical analysis (6)
Nature and Technology(6 Hrs) Two Science courses (6) Two courses from Nature and Technology (6)
Society and Culture(6) ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3) ECON 260 (3)
PSY 101 Intro. to Psychology (3) PSYC 102 (3)
An additional course from Knowledge Domain (3) An additional course equivalent to a course in Knowledge Domain (3) A course from Creative & Critical Analysis, Society & Culture, or Nature & Technology (3)

*Consult with an advisor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at NIU (815-753-1891)

Note: NIU General Education Requirements are prepared based on pending publication on the new PLUS General Education.


A.A.S. Degree in a Hospitality Management Area of Study

Up to 30 semesters hours of credit from an approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree may be applied toward the B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management (NDHM) degree-completion program, with the consent of the department advisor. Students may receive up to 30 hours of cost-free NIU credit in recognition of prior learning completed within an approved A.A.S. program. The following Moraine Valley Community College A.A.S. degree has been approved for admission into the B.S.-NDHM program, and for prior learning credit.

Hospitality Management

Note: It is recommended that students complete the following courses as part of the Moraine Valley A.A.S. degree.

Moraine Valley Course NIU Course Equivalent
RTM 100 Food Service Sanitation (2) NC-See Proficiency
RTM 101 Intro To Hospitality Industry (3) HOSP 202 Intro to the Hospitality Industry (3)
RTM 102 Quantity Food Production I (4) + RTM 202 Quantity Food Production II (4) HOSP 320 Quality Food Production (4) + HOSP 300TR (4)
RTM 103 Basic Food Theory (2) NC-See Proficiency
RTM 203 Garde Manager (3) NC-See Proficiency
RTM 205 Beverage Management (3) + RTM 226 Front of the House Management (3) HOSP 304 Food & Beverage Operations (3) + HOSP 300TR (3)
RTM 209 Baking/Pastry I (4) NC-See Proficiency
RTM 223 Convention Management Services (3) HOSP 413 Meeting, Event, and Convention Management (3)
RTM 206 Menu Writing and Marketing (3) + RTM 225 Banquet and Speciality Services (3) HOSP 427 Catering Operations Practicum (3) + HOSP 300TR (3)
RTM 230 Hospitality Seminar (1) NC-See Proficiency
RTM 231 Hospitality Supervision (3) Adjustment Credit for HOSP 316 Hospitality Service (3)
RTM 240 Purchasing and Cost Control (3) NC-See Proficiency
BUS 110 Legal Environment in Business (3) MGMT 217 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 120 Business Mathematics (3) Elective (3)
BUS 130 Principles of Marketing  (3) Elective - Substitute for MKTG 310 (3)
BUS 142 Financial Accounting (4) ACCY 206 Intro. Financial Accounting (3) + Elective (1)
BUS 143 Managerial Accounting (3) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 425 Hospitality Management (3)
BUS 231 Principles of Management (3) Elective- substitute for MGMT 333 (3)
MTH 139 Probability and Statistics (3) STAT 208 Basic Statistics (3)
LSC 106 Introduction to Travel Planning (3) Elective- Substitute for MKTG 425 (3)

If you have questions about other programs, not listed here, contact the NIU program advisor (above) to review.


Bachelor's Degree-Completion Courses

Bachelor's degree-completion courses (30-31 credit hours) must be taken in hospitality management at NIU:

  • HOSP 411: Yield Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 418: Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 426: Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 430: Data Analysis for the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HOSP 491: Leadership Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism (2)
  • HOSP 492: Distinguished Speaker Series (1-2)
  • HOSP 495: Internship in Hospitality Management (8)
  • HOSP 498: Prof. Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
  • Two Electives (6 Hrs)
    • HOSP 315: Casino and Gaming Management (3)
    • HOSP 417: Trade Show and Exhibition Management (3)

*Students following this plan will be awarded 30 proficiency credits.

Contact Us

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Lan Li
Professor and Area Coordinator
815-753-6385
lanli@niu.edu 

Family and Consumer Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1543
facs@niu.edu