Hospitality Services


Code: 271

General Information

This 30 credit hour Certificate program is designed to provide a foundation that prepares students for the Hospitality field. This certificate consists of a general selection of courses referred to as the Foundation and program related courses.

Students may also elect to complete only four (4) specialized courses(12 credit hours) and receive a Career Studies Certificate in Hospitality Management.

Please contact Program Head, Edward McArdle at for assistance.

Program Requirements

Hospitality Services – Certificate – Program information sheet


Classes are held on the main campus in Clifton Forge and a variety of other locations, including the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center (RRC) in Buena Vista. Facilities include classrooms, program-specific lab spaces, computer labs, offices and spaces used for student activities, student support services and a wide variety of resources to support student learning.

Formats for the delivery of many general classes include traditional lecture, compressed video, web-enhanced instruction, and independent study. For the successful completion of most courses, students are expected to attend classes, participate in labs and/or complete assignments that require additional study outside of scheduled class times. Some courses are available on an independent-study basis.

Some courses are offered every semester while others are only scheduled in the fall or spring semester or one of the college’s summer sessions. It is important to discuss academic and career plans with an academic advisor who can assist in the development of a pathway that meets each student’s needs and addresses the scheduling of courses by the college. This will assist the student in achieving their goal of completing all requirements for graduation.

Tools, Equipment and Supplies

All training resources are provided by the college.


Hospitality Careers and Additional Information

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