The hospitality industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors in the world with an annual revenue of over $500 billion. Therefore, UCSB PaCE is excited to announce a new Hospitality Education Program that will commence in the Spring of 2023. The program is designed for individuals interested in a career in hospitality and hospitality management. Classes are taught by experienced, local professionals.


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Why Hospitality Training with PaCE?

Our courses and certificates will be offered for entry-level, mid-level, and managerial levels in hotel management, food service, event planning, and tourism in general. The program is designed for working professionals who want to continue their education while maintaining their jobs. Classes are offered online and on campus and will be taught by local industry experts. Our courses increase the chances of getting hired within the local hospitality industry. 

What does the Hospitality program offer?

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Workshop - Introduction to Hospitality

1-Day workshop launching in Spring 2023! Learn the fundamentals of the hospitality industry in the Santa Barbara Area. No prerequisites, no hospitality experience needed. Start or advance your career in the dynamic world of hospitality NOW! 

  • When: 5/20/23 OR 5/30/23, 8am - 5pm
  • Where: UC Santa Barbara, Kerr Hall Room 2140
  • Course Fee: $25 (general price $150, 80% discount available for a limited time only)
  • Topics covered in the course:
    • General information about the Hospitality Industry
    • Customer Service, Professionalism, and Etiquette
    • Sales and Marketing Strategies
    • Front Desk Operations, Restaurant Management
    • History and Facts specific to the Santa Barbara Area

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1-Week Bootcamp training

40 Hours at 5 days sessions of Hospitality training at a downtown location or PaCE classrooms at UCSB. This boot camp equals one class of 4 CEUs at UCSB PaCE and counts towards the upcoming hospitality certificate. 

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Customer Service Management
  • Front Desk Operations, Supervision
  • Law specific to the industry 
  • Technology and Reporting
  • Restaurant Management, F & B
  • Event Planning, Management
  • Sales, Marketing, HR
  • Accounting, Finance, Budgeting

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Hospitality Management Certificate


The certificate will cover in-depth:

  • Customer Service Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Law specific to the industry 
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management, F & B
  • Event Planning, Management
  • Business Management (Sales, Marketing, HR)
  • Accounting, Finance, Budgeting

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