Embrace a future filled with exciting opportunities in the vibrant world of hospitality through our comprehensive Hospitality Services Management Associate Degree program. Designed to cultivate your passion for exceptional service and efficient management, this program prepares you for success in a diverse range of hospitality sectors.

🔸 Program Highlights:

  • Develop essential management skills applicable to hotels, resorts, restaurants, event venues, and more.
  • Gain proficiency in guest relations, customer service, and creating memorable experiences for diverse clientele.
  • Master the art of staff supervision, team leadership, and fostering a positive workplace culture.
  • Acquire expertise in hospitality marketing, understanding how to attract, engage, and retain customers.
  • Explore financial management and budgeting techniques tailored to the hospitality industry.
  • Engage in internships and hands-on projects that provide real-world insight into the dynamic hospitality landscape.

🔸 Who Should Enroll?

  • Aspiring hospitality managers eager to lead teams and excel in diverse hospitality environments.
  • Current hospitality professionals seeking to advance their careers and take on management roles.
  • Individuals with a passion for guest satisfaction, service excellence, and creating memorable experiences.
  • Those interested in a well-rounded hospitality education that opens doors to various management opportunities.

Elevate your passion for hospitality into a fulfilling career with our Hospitality Services Management Associate Degree program. Develop the skills and knowledge to thrive as a dynamic leader in the ever-evolving world of hospitality. Enroll today and embark on a transformative journey toward a successful and rewarding hospitality management career!

Mission Statement

The Hospitality Department at Dona Ana Community College in New Mexico is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive and practical education in the fields of culinary and hospitality. We focus on equipping individuals with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to thrive in these dynamic industries and contribute positively to their communities. Through innovative teaching methods and industry partnerships, we empower our students to excel as professionals and leaders, both regionally and beyond.

Vision Statement

The Hospitality Department at Dona Ana Community College envisions becoming a cornerstone of excellence in education, recognized for producing skilled professionals who drive innovation, creativity, and sustainable growth in the hospitality sectors. Our graduates will be known for their exceptional expertise, ethical values, and contributions to the development of both local communities and the broader industry landscape.

Faculty & Staff:

Dr. Laura De La Cruz, Professor/Department Chair
Phone: 575-528-7335
Office: DAEM 100G

Devin Taillon, Lab Technician
Phone: 575-528-7412
Office: DASR 220Q 

Phone: 575-527-7264
Office: DASR 220N


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Program Goals

Students will be able to:

  • Relate management responsibilities for the achievement of financial viability of the organization by applying the appropriate professional management/supervisory techniques to operational situations.
  • Practice appropriate communication skills in operational and human resource management.
  • Evaluate the quality of hospitality operations by applying quality control principles.
  • Discuss the importance of preventing food-borne illness in hospitality operations.
  • Describe the need for using effective human relations and supervisory skills to manage the workforce.
  • Using appropriate technology, demonstrate methods for making quality managerial decisions by using standardized processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to forecast and budget business activity and relate it to actual business performance.
  • Demonstrate the use of marketing concepts in planning and operational processes.

Hospitality Services Management

Elevate your passion for hospitality into a fulfilling career with our immersive Hospitality Services Management Associate Degree program at Dona Ana. This comprehensive program is tailored for individuals eager to master the art of delivering exceptional guest experiences and leading in the diverse world of hospitality.

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of hospitality excellence through our Hospitality Services Management Associate Degree program. Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experiences that will pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career in the dynamic realm of hospitality. Enroll today and embark on a path toward crafting unforgettable guest experiences!


So, have we caught your interest?

Don't wait too long! Next Semester begins January 16th