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Triton 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 Triton Course NIU Course
English (6 Hrs) RHT 101 (3) ENGL 103 (3)
RHT102 (3) ENGL 203A (3)

Communications (3 Hrs)

SPE 101 (3) COMS 100 (3)

Mathematics (3 Hrs)

MATH 124 (3) MATH 210 (3)

Knowledge Domain Courses (21 credit hours minimum)

Subject Triton Course NIU Course

Creative and Critical analysis (6 Hrs)

HIS 151 (3) HIST 260 (3)
*Select appropriate Humanities course (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 103 (3)

ECON 260 (3)

PSY 101 (3)

PSYC 102 (3)

An additional course from Knowledge Domain (3)

PSC 150 (3)

POLS 100 (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 Triton 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 Triton A.A.S. degree.

Triton Course NIU Course Equivalent

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science (3)

General Elective (3)

HIA 100 Culinary Mathematics (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 110 Introduction to Hospitality Industry (3)

HOSP 202 Intro to Hospitality (3)

HIA 115 Food Sanitation and Safety (2)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 117 Beverage Management (2) + HIA 290 Dining Room Management (3)

HOSP 304 Food and Beverage Operations (3) + Elective (2)

HIA 120 Dining Room Service (3) + HIA 130 Culinary Arts Quantity-Food Preparation I (3)

HOSP 320 Quantity Food Production (4) + Elective (2)

HIA 122 Introduction to Convention Management (3)

HOSP 413 Meeting, Event, and Convention Management (3)

HIA 123 Introduction to Travel and Tourism (3)

HOSP 319 Foundation of Tourism (3)

HIA 128 Intro. to Baking and Pastry (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 130 Culinary Arts Quantity-Food Preparation II (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 133 Menu Writing (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 150 Food Preparation Essentials and Theory (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 225 Hospitality Supervision (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 255 Culinary Arts-Garde Manger (3)

General Elective (3)

BUS 171 Introduction to Customer Service (3)

Elective (3) substitute for HOSP 316 Hospitality Service (3)

HIA 250 Hospitality Marketing (3)

NC-Proficiency waive MKGT 425

HIA 260 Culinary Arts Quantity-Food Preparation II (3)

General Elective (3)

HIA 276 Food & Beverage Purchasing/Cost control (3)

NC-See Proficiency

HIA 295 Corporate Work Experience (3)

NC-See Proficiency

MAT 170 Elementary Statistics (3)

STAT 208 (3)

ACC 100 Basic Accounting I (3)

NC-Proficiency waive ACCY 206

ACC105 Managerial Accounting (3)

Elective- substitute for HOSP 425

BUS 127 Principles of Marketing (3)

Elective (3) substitute MKTG 310

BUS 150 Principles of Management (3)

Elective (3) substitute for MGMT 333

BUS 161 Business Law I (3)

MGMT 217

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