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Parkland College (Restaurant Management)

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 Parkland Course NIU Course
English (6 Hrs) ENG 101 (3) ENGL 103 (3)
ENG 102 (3) ENGL 203A (3)

Communications (3 Hrs)

COM 103 (3) COMS 100 (3)

Mathematics (3 Hrs)

MATH 141 (3) or MATH 143 (3) MATH 210 (3) or MATH 211 (3)

Knowledge Domain Courses (21 credit hours minimum)

Subject Parkland Course NIU Course
Creative and Critical analysis (6 Hrs) BUS 106 (3) PHIL 231 (3)
Select appropriate Humanities courses (3) A course from Creative and Critical analysis (3)

Nature and Technology (6 Hrs)

Two Science courses (6)

Two courses from Nature and Technology (6)

Society and Culture (6)

ECO 102 (3)

ECON 260 (3)

PSY 101 (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 Parkland 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 Parkland A.A.S. degree.

Parkland Course NIU Course Equivalent
HPI Intro to the hospitality industry (3) HOSP 202 Intro to the Hospitality industry (3)
HPI 110 Foodservice Sanitation Certification (1) + HPI 112 Food standard and production (5) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 320 Quality Food Production (4) + HOSP 300TR (2)
HPI 113 Foodservice Systems (3) + HPI 115 Menu Management & Design (3)  Adjustment of credit for HOSP 304 (3) + HOSP 300TR (3)
HPI 114 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry Human Resource Management (3) HOSP 418 Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry (3)
HPI 116 Kitchen Basics (3) NC-See Proficiency
HPI 117 Hospitality Managerial Accounting (3) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 425 Hospitality Management (3)
HPI 132 Resort and Event Management (3) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 413 Meeting, Event, and Convention Management (3)
HPI 139 Food Standards and Production II (4) NC-See Proficiency
HPI 211 Food and Beverage Cost (4) NC-See Proficiency
HPI 215 Hospitality Industry Work Experience (4) NC-See Proficiency
HPI 216 Bar and Beverage Operations (3) NC-See Proficiency
HPI 233 Hospitality and Travel Marketing (3) Adjustment of credit for HOSP 316 Hospitality Services (3)
HPI 234 Hospitality Industry Law (3) HOSP 303 Hospitality Law (3)
CIS 200 Business Computer Systems (3) Elective (3)
ACCY 101 Financial Accounting (3) ACCY 206 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
MAT 108 Intro to Applied Statistics (3) or MAT 160 Statistics (3) STAT 208 Basic Statistics (3)
BUS 204 The Legal Environment of Business (3) MGMT 217 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MGT 101 Principles of Management (3) Elective-Substitute for MGMT 333 (3)
MKT 101 Introduction to Marketing (3) Elective-Substitute for MKTG 310 (3)
MKT 211 Marketing Management (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 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