Design drawings are complete for the construction of the nursing simulation labs in the former engineering space in McKay Hall. Construction will begin in Spring 2012. New construction will include space for the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management. The project will be completed with an anticipated occupancy of Fall 2012.
Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
York College recently announced the addition of a new major, hospitality management, beginning in Fall 2012. The major will reside in the newly established Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management that will have space in soon-to-be renovated McKay Hall.
"The major will prepare students for one of the largest and most diverse career fields in the U.S.," said Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., York College’s dean of Academic Affairs. "The opportunities include hotel/motel management, tourism, food and beverage management and event planning."
The curriculum will provide students with a wide range of critical thinking and problem solving skills related to becoming an effective manager within the hospitality industry, strong general business and leadership skills, and skills in specific business fields including accounting, management, marketing, finance and economics. The program also provides a continuous experiential learning component which bridges classroom learning and hands-on summer work experiences.
"The professional development sequence for hospitality majors is designed to prepare students to learn by doing—under the guidance of professionals in the field as well as their supervising college professors," said DelliCarpini. "Students will engage in two one-credit seminar-style courses each academic year to prepare them to get the most of their summer work experiences; they will then work in approved job sites each summer, reflecting upon their work experience through correspondence with a faculty supervisor. This work experience will also be the topic of discussion in courses completed in the following years."
For more information, call 717.815.1231.