2 years
Jan Jun Aug
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 13,168
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Through this course, students can earn professional certification, the lodging industry's ultimate distinction in excellence, while they are still in school. Professional certification, from line-level to general manager, establishes hospitality as a viable career option and provides a career path with milestones that mark every professional advancement.  When students pursue certification, they benefit from:

  • Acknowledgement that they possess the skills and competencies required for success in their position 
  • Tangible recognition for their experience and knowledge in the area of certification 
  • Valuable opportunities for professional development and growth 
  • A strong edge in today's competitive marketplace

Many hotel companies and properties mandate certification because it encourages commitment to a career in hospitality. Students who build on their work experience by earning professional certification from Orange Coast College and the Educational Institute before they graduate, send a message to potential employers that they are motivated to learn and driven to succeed.

Entry Requirements

Academic Records:

  • Official transcripts:
    • high school with proof of graduation,
    • English as a second language program,
    • college and university (if applicable) demonstrating acceptable academic performance.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL score (minimum score of 61 on the internet based test, or 500 on the paper-based test;
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or higher;
  • iTEP test level 5 or higher;
  • STEP Eiken Test pre-first elevel;
  • Passing results of your OCC English Assessment Test (Available only to international students who live locally);
  • Completion of the appropriate level from one of the English Language Schools with which OCC has an agreement.