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, will serve 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 (CL) Plan. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
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. Many other courses also provide many of the communication styles; however, the CL courses are a good representation of the methods. 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 RHIM 3200 (interpersonal interaction), RHIM 3321 (financial), RHIM 4316 (written), RHIM 4322 (analytical), and RHIM 4332 (oral).