Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a high school diploma

Grading Criteria & Scale

There are two different types of certificate that students can earn by taking this course. One is a hospitality and tourism management certificate endorsed by Sonoma State University. The other is a hospitality management certificate endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, which is the most prestigious association in the hospitality industry. Below are the grading criteria to earn the two certificates.

1. Certificate endorsed by Sonoma State University

  • Class participation & attendance 15%
  • Final Project 20%
  • Final exam 65%

Those who receive 70% or more will receive the certificate endorsed by Sonoma State University.

2. Certificate endorsed by American Hotel & Lodging Association

  • Final exam 100%

Those who receive 70% or more on the final exam will receive the course certificate endorsed by American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Note: The instructor will use the same final exam that will be prepared by the American Hotel & Lodging Association for both certificates.