College proposes adding Hotel and Restaurant Management courses
The Yavapai College administration will propose adding Hotel and Restaurant Management courses to its curriculum at the January 13 Board meeting. In support of the proposed courses, Dr. Stuart Blacklaw wrote: “The Hotel and Restaurant Management Certificate program, with a mix of business and life skills, will prepare individuals for management careers in hotels and commercial food service. The program will require little to no capital infrastructure – utilizing existing classrooms and facilities – while supporting local economy, business and industry.”
Dean James Perey wrote in support of the program that “During the 2013-2014 I made three visits to culinary/hospitality programs/institutes throughout the united states. Based on my findings a program in hotel and restaurant management requires little to no capital infrastructure and can utilize existing classrooms and facilities. In addition it can support the local economy, business, and industry.”
The College did not indicate it would hire any additional faculty. In its application, it noted it had consulted with an advisory committee consisting of Steve Segner (president of Sedona Lodging Council and owner operator of El Portal), Jennifer Wesselhoff (CEO, Sedona Chamber of Commerce), Brian Rader (restaurant manager Cliff Castle Casino), and Nate Schriber (director of feed and beverage Cliff Castle Casino).
The application was sketchy on where the program would be housed and provided few details of how it would be developed. The complete application may be found in the January 13, 2015 Agenda online by clicking here.