Hospitality & Tourism

Start your career in the hospitality industry and work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, time shares, condos, retirement communities, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, and event planning companies. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.

Degree and Certificate


Suggested Course Sequence

Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator 
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Jim Mulyk, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-6429

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048

3+1 Program

COD and Roosevelt University 3+1 Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management for students with an AAS in Culinary Arts


  • Spotlight: Gus Vonderheide

    Gus VonderheideHospitality Management

    "I take great pride in my beginnings, because COD confirmed in my mind that the Hospitality industry was where I wanted to spend my time."

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  • Spotlight: Justin Syputa

    Justin SyputaHospitality Management

    "The staff at COD was really helpful and hands-on with the students. Mary Beth Leone was terrific because she has great industry experience and was able to give you real-life situations."

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  • Spotlight: Roy Beaumont

    Roy BeaumontHospitality Management

    "If there was a College of DuPage across the street from where I live now, I'd still be taking classes, because there was always something of interest for me to take every semester I was here."

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  • Spotlight: Jamie Fredericks

    Jamie FredericksHospitality Management

    "Mary Beth Leone was always an inspiration to me when I was a student. She gave me a sense of the hotel career that would best suit me."

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