This is a 12-credit course required for graduation from the BAS in Hospitality program. The practical training is a work-study program within a division or department of a major hotel or a hospitality organization, essential for providing the student with necessary professional experience. The Career Development Center coordinates the placements for the required practical training with participating properties and students. Each student is provided with an opportunity to a series of interviews with recruiters that might be interested in hiring the student. The type of activities to be performed during the practical training is decided by the student and the employers. Based upon their individual goals, interest, course work and previous experience, students decide on which area of the participating property he or she would be interested in working. Based upon the student's quality and quantity of work experience, self-efficacy, confidence, attitude, communication skills, and other abilities, the employer decides on what activities the student will be performing. During the practical training students are required to work on and submit completed assignments as stated in the course syllabus. Students' practical training performance is evaluated on the basis of their assignments and on-site visit by assigned faculty or staff. Based on the evaluations students are assigned a pass or fail grade for the practical training.