College & University

Partner with AHLEI for the best hospitality textbooks in the industry and academic content based in industry practice.

AHLEI has a global reputation as a provider of the some of the best hospitality textbooks in the industry. We partner with hospitality professors and industry experts to provide post-secondary schools with academic content based in industry practice.

When you use hospitality management textbooks from AHLEI, your students gain valuable knowledge that reflects current practices and trends in today’s hospitality industry. Textbooks are available in print or as eBooks using the VitalSource platform.

Certificates of Completion

Students can also receive AHLEI course completion certificates when they take and pass the AHLEI-graded final exam for the textbook. No other educational source offers this tangible industry connection. These certificates are backed by more than 65 years of AHLEI’s experience in providing materials to educate hospitality students and professionals around the world!

  • AHLEI print textbooks are packaged with the final exam scan sheet for that course.
  • The VitalSource eBooks do NOT include access to the final exam. If an instructor wishes to offer the AHLEI-graded final exam, students will need to purchase a printed scan sheet to take the exam in class.
  • College or university students should order their textbooks from their school bookstore. Your instructor may also direct you to purchase an eBook online. If your instructor is giving the AHLEI final exam, the print textbook will include the necessary scan sheet. Scan sheets may also be ordered online for those students who have purchased a used print textbook or a VitalSource eBook
  • Academic institutions outside the United States and Canada should visit the International section of our website to learn how to partner with AHLEI to offer courses in your country

For the benefit of our students, AHLEI participates in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Transcript Service.

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Become a Certified Hospitality Educator

The prestigious Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) designation is the only professional certification for those post-secondary instructors who teach hospitality.

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Curriculum Series

AHLEI stands apart from other educational publishers because we provide an academic certification with each textbook. These globally-recognized certificates of knowledge give your students an edge when it comes to starting their career in the hospitality industry. Each certificate is backed by more than 65 years of AHLEI’s hospitality education and training expertise.

In addition to a single course certificate, students can earn additional credentials by taking multiple courses in a curriculum series. Academic sales managers can work with your hospitality management department to create a curriculum based on these textbooks, so your students can earn both an academic degree from your school and one of our program certificates.

AHLEI offers these curriculum options:

Hospitality Management Diploma

This diploma prepares students for a supervisory or management trainee position at a lodging property by teaching them the various operational areas of a full-service hotel. The courses are:

  • 103 Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • 241 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 281 Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
  • 304 Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • 333 Managing Front Office Operations
  • 338 Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • 357 Managing Hospitality Human Resources
  • 387 Security and Loss Prevention Management
  • 468 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry
  • 472 Hospitality Sales and Marketing

Your account executive can work with you to develop a curriculum for your school that will enable students to earn these additional certificates. You can also make some substitutions so that the curriculum meets your needs. Your program choices are formalized through an Academic Partnership Agreement.

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Hospitality Operations Certificate

This certificate gives students a well-rounded view of the operation areas found in a lodging property. The courses are:

  • 103 Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • 241 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 333 Managing Front Office Operations
  • 338 Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • 468 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry
  • 472 Hospitality Sales and Marketing

Your account executive can work with you to develop a curriculum for your school that will enable students to earn these additional certificates. You can also make some substitutions so that the curriculum meets your needs. Your program choices are formalized through an Academic Partnership Agreement.

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Hospitality Fundamentals Program

This program provides a concentrated introduction to hospitality basics. It gives students a solid foundation in lodging properties with a focus on rooms division, food and beverage competencies and supervisory skills. The courses are:

  • 103 Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • 241 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 333 Managing Front Office Operations
  • 338 Managing Housekeeping Operations

Your account executive can work with you to develop a curriculum for your school that will enable students to earn these additional certificates. You can also make some substitutions so that the curriculum meets your needs. Your program choices are formalized through an Academic Partnership Agreement.

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Certificates of Specialization

These certificates provide content specific to whatever area of interest the student has. It gives them specific technical and supervisory skills that can help them obtain entry-level management positions. The courses are:
Accounting and Financial Specialization

  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 362 Accounting for Hospitality Managers
  • 462 Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting
  • 468 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

Food and Beverage Specialization

  • 245 Food Safety: Managing with the HACCP System
  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 346 Managing Beverage Operations
  • 349 Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations
  • 464 Planning and Control for Food and Beverage Operations

Rooms Division Specialization

  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 333 Managing Front Office Operations
  • 338 Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • 387 Security and Loss Prevention Management
  • 468 Managing Technology in the Hospitality Industry

Marketing and Sales Specialization

  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 374 Revenue Management: Maximizing Revenue in Hospitality Operations
  • 472 Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • 478 Convention Management and Service

Your account executive can work with you to develop a curriculum for your school that will enable students to earn these additional certificates. You can also make some substitutions so that the curriculum meets your needs. Your program choices are formalized through an Academic Partnership Agreement.

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Training & Certification

Hospitality educators aren’t limited to AHLEI’s textbooks for their classrooms. AHLEI has a wide variety of training materials on many subjects identified as critical to the success of lodging properties as well as certifications available to students.

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