SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY STUDIES

Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism

Duration: 3 semesters (full-time study)

Programme Overview: The programme is a partnership between the UCCI and the Cayman Islands Government through the Department of Tourism to prepare Caymanians with Hospitality and Tourism related Education, Training, Certification and Career guidance for the long-term hospitality success and industry leadership.

USPs (Unique Selling Points):

  • Exposure to the World of Work through Job Placement

  • Exposure to the principles, techniques and ideas involved in Hospitality Sector in the key areas of: Food Preparation and Cooking, Food & Beverage Services and Reception Services.

  • Employable on completion of programme

  • Exposure to the various Tourism Partners

  • Transfer of Credits to the Associate Degree Programme in Hospitality Management

Career Pathways:

  • Front Office Clerk

  • Receptionist

  • Food & Beverage Server/Supervisor

  • Barista

  • Host/Hostess

  • Food Prep Assistant

  • Trainee Chef

  • Reservations Clerk

Research / Internships Opportunities:

  • UCCI Work-Based Learning Opportunities,

  • Internship with local business to expose students to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Outreach & Impact:

  • Students get to participate in Industry Showcases

  • Compete in local, regional, and international competitions

Associated Accrediting Body:

  • UCCI/Industry Recognized certificate in Hospitality and Tourism

  • City & Guilds Diploma for the Specialized area of study

 (Related UCCI Programmes):

·         On completion of the current programme students can matriculate to:

Associate Degree Programme in Applied Science in Hospitality Management

Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality

Duration: 6 semesters (full-time study)

Programme Overview: The programme is designed to prepare students for a successful and rewarding career in the Hospitality Industry.  Students develop skills that would assist them to function effective in the hospitality sector in the areas of administration, accounting, human resources, marketing, and operations.

USPs (Unique Selling Points):

  • Exposure to the world of work through job placement

  • Exposure to the principles, techniques and ideas involved in Hospitality Sector in the key areas: legal and illegal practices of the workplace, costing methods for maximum profitability, decision-making and key marketing principles related to hotel and restaurant businesses.

  • Employable on completion of programme

  • Transfer of Credits to Universities like Johnson and Wales for continued studies at the degree level.

Career Pathways:

  • Leisure and Travel Coordinator

  • Event Planner

  • Tour Coordinator/Guide

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor

  • Front Office Supervisor

  • Junior Hotel Accountant

  • Marketing Coordinator

Research / Internship Opportunities:

  • UCCI Work-Based Learning Opportunities,

  • Internship with local business to expose students to Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Outreach & Impact:

  • Students get to participate in Industry Showcases

  • Compete in local, regional, and international competitions