May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management, B.A.A.S. – Online

About the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management Degree

The Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (RHIM) B.A.A.S., the first of its kind in Texas, serves as a completer program for individuals who earned an A.A.S. degree in culinary sciences or hospitality management from an accredited community college. The program of work includes up to 33 hours of culinary or hospitality credits earned at the community college from which students received their A.A.S. degree. In addition, Texas Tech University and College of Human Sciences core courses and 40 credits of RHIM program core courses and electives are required, giving students a well-rounded hospitality business education. A required 400-hour hospitality industry internship counts toward the 1,200-hour work experience needed to earn the B.A.A.S. degree.

Communication Literacy Requirement. In the RHIM B.A.A.S degree, students have foundational courses from their Associate of Arts or Sciences degree that helped develop communication skills. The department continues to develop those skills, so that graduates are able to communicate to a vast array of stakeholders in various methods. The communication literacy plan includes communication in the following forms: verbal, written, financial, analytical, and interpersonal interaction. Since each is distinctive, there is no specific sequencing, unless a prerequisite is in place. The CL courses for this B.A.A.S degree are HRM 3389 , HRM 4332  (interpersonal and oral interaction), HRM 3321  (financial), HRM 3335  (written), and HRM 4322  (analytical).