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Spa and Resort Management makes work about pleasure

DCTC started offering a new Spa and Resort Management program in fall semester 2011. This 60-credit A.A.S. degree will get you primed to work in the glamorous and luxury-stacked spa and resort industry.

Alpine Resort“Students will benefit from a unique multi-disciplinary curriculum that blends information from the Exercise and Sport Science and Meeting and Event Management programs,” said Rosealee Lee, the new program’s creator and instructor. “As a graduate, you will be ready to manage or coordinate activities at a spa or resort destination.”

Hospitality shines as the largest and fastest growing industry on the planet. Spas and resorts rank as one of the industry’s most expansive and promising segments. Having a degree could make all the difference when going after a great job.

SpaAccording HCareers, a hospitality employment website, employers are looking for job prospects with more schooling.

“On the hiring side, there’s a distinct trend in employers looking for candidates with post-secondary degrees and diplomas in hospitality and foodservice-related disciplines,” reported Jordan Romoff, a recruiter of hospitality professionals for Lecours Wolfson, one of the top hospitality recruitment agencies in North America.

HCareers also noted that the “average salary for general managers of some upscale resorts is now more than $100,000, plus a handsome annual bonus.”

Awesome spas…

Travel & Leisure magazine recently released its 2011 list of Top 10 Hotel Spas Overall. As far as workplace settings go, you would have a hard time finding better.

  1. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa | Queenstown, New Zealand
  2. Ritz-Carlton | New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Couples Tower Isle | St. Mary, Jamaica
  4. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel | Rome, Italy
  5. Omni Bedford Springs Resort | Bedford, Pennsylvania
  6. Couples Sans Souci | St. Mary, Jamaica
  7. Discovery Shores | Boracay Island, Phillippines
  8. Mandarin Oriental | Bangkok, Thailand
  9. Four Seasons Hotel George V | Paris, France
  10. St. Regis Hotel | Singapore, Singapore
To learn more about the Spa and Resort Management program, contact:
  • Rosealee Lee
    Meeting and Event Management Instructor
    Supervisor Management Instructor
    651-423-8604
  • Sara Woodward
    Exercise and Sport Science Instructor
    651-423-8430

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