DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

The Hotel management Course is a three year diploma course designed to equip students with knowledge and skills of hospitality facilities management. The programme exposes students to operational approaches of supervising and managing hospitality establishments. Students go through all areas of hotel operations theoretically and practically and in the last year the management of these areas.  To enhance the management skills of the candidates, the students are attached to Utalii Hotel, there are also two industrial attachments in second and third year. The students then put into practice what they have learnt by holding an event every year. Research skills are also imparted through a group consultancy project where students research issues that affect the hotel industry.

Course Topics

First Year

  • Industrial Familiarization Programme
  • Kitchen Theory1
  • Practical Cookery 1
  • F&B Service Theory 
  • Wine and Bar Knowledge
  • Hygiene ,Nutrition and HACCP
  • Communication Skills
  • F & B Service Practical
  • Basic Language 1(French,German,Japanese,Chinese,Spanish
  • Housekeeping Theory
  • Front Office Operations
  • Menu Planning and Costing
  • Practically cookery 2
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Information communication Technology

Second Year

  • Basic  Language  2
  • Food and beverage control
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Operations
  • Hotel Information System
  • Housekeeping Practical’s
  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Introduction to financial and Cost Accounting
  • Operations In -Training - Utalii Hotel
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Front Office Management
  • Hospitality Accounting II
  • Principles of management
  • Entrepreneurship

Third Year

  • Facilities Management
  • Intermediate Language 11
  • Food & Beverage Supervision
  • Research and Statistics
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Supervisory in training- Utalii Hotel
  • First Aid
  • Operations In -Training - Utalii Hotel
  • Environmental Management
  • Intermediate Language 1
  • Financial Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Front Office Management
  • Industrial Attachment

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates may work in hotels as supervisors or departmental managers and rise to general management positions. All other catering and hospitality institutions which provide food and beverage and or accommodation can absorb the graduates to manage their facilities. Examples are hospitals, Schools with catering facilities, apartments etc.

 

Entry Requirements

KCSE aggregate C, English C+ and Mathematics/Business Studies C- and any other equivalent qualifications or KUC graduates of 1 ½ or 2 year certificate (Hotel Related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.

 

Faculty

  • Dr. Lilian Gikutha- Head of Department
  • Ms. Joan Gathungu
  • Mrs. Sarah Kamau
  • Mr. Richard Lelemusi
  • Mr. Benard Amaya
  • Mrs. Margaret Chege
  • Mr. Fredrick Gicharu
  • Ms. Grace Mage
  • Mr. Francis Apina
  • Ms . Rosalinds Gicheru