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Hospitality Program | Business Career Education | College of Marin

Career Options

  • Food Service Manager
  • Lodging/Hotel Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager Trainee
  • Catering Manager
  • Travel Manager
  • Transportation Director
  • Travel Agent
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Events Manager

Career Profile

The hospitality program prepares students for a number of positions across a variety of industries, where customer service is paramount:

  • Food and Beverage, including wineries, restaurants, and eateries.
  • Entertainment and Recreation, including clubs, parks and casinos.
  • Hotel Operations, including hotels and inns.
  • Travel and Tourism, including travel agencies, airlines and cruises, event planning, and tour guides.
  • Event and Convention Planning.

Plan your Education

View the classes you need to take to complete your certificate or degree in Hospitality at College of Marin. COMING SOON

Hospitality career professionals at work

Available Certificates and Degrees

Certificate of Achievement, Hospitality Management – 21-22 units

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 2 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $1,074 in tuition and fees, plus $700-$1,050 in books and supplies.

Associate Degree to Transfer (AS-T) in Hospitality – 60 units

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 4 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $2,976 in tuition and fees, plus approximately $2,000 in books and supplies.
  • Upon completion of the transfer Associate Degree, you may be eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system.

Why College of Marin?

  • Affordable: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents.
    • Starting here is a terrific and inexpensive way to start your career in real estate.
    • Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify.
  • Strong Connection to the Hospitality Industry: College of Marin has a robust hospitality advisory committee, which informs the curriculum development process. This means that College of Marin helps prepare students with the career skills that hospitality employers in the region want most.
  • Small Class Size: Most business classes have 20-30 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.
  • Recognized Certification: The Safety and Sanitation course prepares you for the ServSafe Food Manager certification. ServSafe is recognized as the highest standard for food safety certification, meeting state certification requirements for Food Handlers and Food Managers.

The College of Marin program in Hospitality provides a well-rounded foundation.

The certificate is geared to preparing students for entry-level supervisory and management positions, as well as continuing education for advanced opportunities with an Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T).


Questions? Contact Counseling:

  • (415) 485-9432
  • (415) 485-9430

Business Dept.

  • Christine Li (415) 457-8811 x7579
  • Norm Pacula (415) 457-8811 x7407
  • Nancy Willet (415) 457-8811 x7497

Gainful Employment
For more information about College of Marin graduation and completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed our programs, and other important gainful employment information, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any pre-requisites?
No, there are no requirements or prerequisites to start. However, good working English is essential.
How do I get started?
To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)


See College of Marin Enrollment Services or Apply Online

  • Contact a Counselor today at
    • (415) 485-9432