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Earn Your AA in Hospitality Online

American Public University offers an Associate of Arts in Hospitality entirely online. The online Associate of Arts in Hospitality teaches the fundamentals of restaurant operations in a variety of capacities: purchasing, storage, food service sanitation, legal aspects, insurance, marketing, and sales.

The curriculum is designed with the working professional in mind and taught by hospitality industry experts. Courses are online, offering working adult learners with varying schedules the ability to fit a quality education into their busy lives. The Associate of Arts in Hospitality serves as a foundation for students seeking advanced hospitality and business related degrees.

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in Hospitality will achieve the following objectives:

  • Describe the career opportunities and future industry growth forecasts as they relate to the different segments of the Hospitality Industry.
  • Demonstrate food safety practices that will ensure safe food production from purchase to service.
  • Demonstrate application of theory and concepts as they relate to the various responsibilities of a foodservice manager.
  • Implement strategies to effectively manage and improve restaurant performance, based on operational theory and procedures.
  • Analyze hospitality operation processes and attributes and the legal implication of proper or improper management.

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP-Accredited

APU's Associate of Arts in Hospitality has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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