Higher Education in Tourism & Hospitality

The Coachella Valley welcomes more than 14 million visitors a year with its year-round sunshine, famous resorts and attractions, and world-class events. These visitors help make hospitality the No. 1 industry, presenting exceptional career opportunities for residents and those wishing to relocate here. Specialized training and education can help you get a foot in the door or take your current position in hospitality to the next level. There are a variety of degrees and certificates available from our local educational institutions, including those in management, leadership, culinary arts and other specialized skills training. 

College of the Desert

Culinary Arts
The Culinary Arts program at College of the Desert offers an AS degree in Culinary Management along with a variety of specialized certificate programs designed to prepare students with hands-on training for careers in the food service and lodging industries. 

Hospitality Management 
The AA degree in Hospitality Management at College of the Desert prepares students to transfer to 4-year programs in hospitality or to obtain entry and mid-level management positions in a variety of hospitality sectors including hotels, restaurants, travel services, gaming and entertainment, recreation, managed services, and special events. Certificate programs are also available. 

California State University, San Bernardino
Palm Desert Campus

Hospitality Management Program
Concentration, Minor, Certificate
California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus offers comprehensive Hospitality Management degree and certificate programs to prepare students and meet the demand for well-educated hospitality professionals. This immersive program provides hands on experience through internships, mentorships, field trips and study abroad opportunities.