Hospitality Foundations

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This class is great for those who want to stand-out among other applicants and advance their career. It is also a great way for you to explore what the hospitality industry is like before entering the field. Tours of various properties will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day life for the 3 featured positions.

You’ll get to learn the career path of those who started out in similar roles when guest speakers share their journey. Get started in your new career by enrolling in the Hospitality Foundations Course at Savannah Technical College. Hotel groups around Savannah are looking to hire approximately 1700 employees.

Becoming certified shows that you’ve not only learned the skills taught to you in the course, but your competency has been verified by the exam created by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, a nationally recognized organization.

Professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is the ultimate distinction of professional excellence for the hospitality industry. AHLEI certifies and validates competencies in conjunction with academia and industry experts for more than 20 positions in the hospitality industry.

Credentials Available to Earn at Completion of this Course:

    • Hospitality Foundations Professional Continuing Education Certificate
    • Certified Guestroom Attendant
    • Certified Restaurant Server
    • Certified Front Desk Representative

Course Highlights

  • Nationally recognized credentials from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
  • 16 meeting days
  • 48 hours total


Gloria Johnson, Instructor

About your instructor:

Gloria Johnson is a Savannah native and has been a part of Savannah’s Hospitality Industry for 11 years. She is currently a Hospitality Trainer and Job Coach. She uses her experiences and current work to enhance training skills and techniques for others.