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Management of Assisted Living and Institutional Facilities Option

Associate in Science -  Hospitality Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society PSY101 or SOC101-satisfies Area 2 3
World View PSY141 satisfies Area 3 Spring 3
Quantitative Thought Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology BIO115 satisfies Area 5 4 ENG095 and MAT093 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Humanities Elective Area 6 3
Principles of Management and Service in Hospitality HRT121 3
Hospitality Marketing Mgt. HRT109 3 HRT121
Hospitality Law HRT117 3
Principles of Hospitality Finance and Accounting HRT125 3 ACC101
Hospitality Seminar HRT105 satisfies learning communities requirement 3
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Front Office Operations HRT131 Fall 3
Advanced Lodging Operations HRT231 Spring 3 HRT131
Food and Beverage Operations for Hospitality Professionals HRT112 3
Marketing and Managing Institutional Facilities HRT135 Spring 3 HRT109
Assisted Living Internship HRT299 Summer 3 HRT121 and HLT111 and PSY141 and CUL111 and HRT135
Food Service Sanitation and Skills CUL111 3
Health Aspects of Aging HLT111 Spring 3
Total Credits 64
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Hospitality

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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This program prepares students in three options: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Management of Assisted Living and Institutional Facilities and Meeting and Event Planning. The program prepares students in a variety of industry-oriented learning settings and a variety of teaching and learning environments that reflect the unique circumstances of the hospitality industry. Well-trained graduates are in great demand, with opportunities to advance, based upon their technical and critical thinking skills.

Option Overview

This option prepares students in various aspects of the management of assisted living communities. Managing an assisted living complex requires skills in many areas. The director of a facility is comparable in scope to that of the general manager at a resort hotel. Your guests, however, are long term instead of transient. This creates a different focus in terms of both sales and service.

Day to day management of the facility and its programs has many similarities to Hospitality Management, the ability to maintain the highest level of service being imperative. The terms ‘Guest’ and ‘Resident’ become interchangeable within this segment of the industry. Management must provide hotel based services including dining room service, housekeeping and entertainment in order to meet guest needs. The medical and social requirements of residents demand a strong understanding of geriatric care in order to manage healthcare providers.

Career Outlook

According to the Assisted Living Federation of America there are 36,000 assisted living communities nationwide serving more than one million senior citizens. Forty-one states, including Massachusetts, allow low-income residents to live in assisted living. The 74 million boomers who are now considering this option for their parents will be the next generation of assisted living residents, making it the most preferred and fastest growing longterm care option for seniors.

The career outlook is very good in the underserved, almost non-existent field of Assisted Living Management. The industry is experiencing rapid growth and there are very few programs preparing skilled managers able to meet the diverse needs of the market. These factors combine to provide a strong job market for graduates.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Recognize and respond to the needs of a geriatric resident population.
  • Guide financial health of an Assisted Living facility. 
  • Properly staff all areas of operations. 
  • Understand the responsibilities in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Food Service, Health Services and Engineering. 
  • Manage staff in areas of Sales and Marketing, Food Service, Health Services and Engineering. 
  • Coordinate staffing responsibilities between departments to create a seamless resident experience. 
  • Respond to crises in an appropriate manner.