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I welcome you to review our Department page to learn more about the Hospitality and Tourism Department at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. You are also welcome to visit us personally, and tour the beautiful Harrisburg campus in South Central Pennsylvania State’s Capital.
To those of you who are new to our campus and department, I extend a warm welcome. We want your learning experience at HACC in the Hospitality and Tourism programs to be rewarding and long lasting. The Hospitality and Tourism Department is comprised of a diverse group of faculty and majors offering associate degrees, certificates, and diploma programs in a variety of disciplines. We are the first community college in Pennsylvania to be accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the following programs: Hotel and Lodging Management, Restaurant – Food Service Management, and Travel and Tourism.
The Hospitality and Tourism Department houses “The Benjamin Olewine III, Center for the Study of Culinary Arts and Food Service Management”; BRICCO, a teaching restaurant in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and the HERSHA Program of Hospitality & Lodging Management. These programs offer quality and affordable Hospitality and Tourism education in South Central Pennsylvania.
Those of you who are returning and currently in our programs, have witnessed the exciting career development options from the variety of courses we offer in the Hospitality and Tourism Department. As you explore further into your major areas you will discover that you are on a wonderful path to a rewarding career in your chosen discipline. You already know your way around, but feel free to visit your professors and advisors.
Getachew Kassahun, CHA, CFBE, Chair
213 Hall Technology Building (Harrisburg)