UC Irvine Extension Signs Articulation Agreement with University of Houston

IRVINE, Calif. & HOUSTON, Aug 18, 2008 -- In an ongoing effort to advance educational pathways available to students in the spa and hospitality management field, the University of California, Irvine Extension has signed an articulation agreement with the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The partnership will allow students who complete the UC Irvine Extension Certificate Program in Spa and Hospitality Management to become eligible for transfer into the University of Houston's Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management degree program with 10 undergraduate semester credit hours.

'We are pleased to have joined in partnership with the University of Houston,' said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., dean of continuing education at UC Irvine. 'As institutions with congruent goals and mission statements, our cooperative efforts will ensure a seamless transition between two complimentary programs - a collaboration which is a testament to our mutual commitment to providing greater educational opportunities and services for students.'
UC Irvine Extension's Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate Program features in-depth studies taught by esteemed industry professionals from throughout the United States, covering everything from business planning and processes to opening a spa, to managing day-to-day operations and positioning for managed future growth.

Consistently ranked one of the world's finest hospitality programs, the Conrad N. Hilton College offers a combination of academic choice, research opportunities and industry connections that prepares students to lead, excel and increase their earning potential in the highly competitive spa and hospitality industry.

Graduates of the UC Irvine Extension Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate Program can now advance their careers by seamlessly transferring into the Bachelor of Science degree program at the Hilton College.

'The Hilton College is a perfect fit for UC Irvine Extension program graduates who elect to pursue an advanced degree,' said Carl A. Boger, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs for the Hilton College. 'Together with UC Irvine Extension we are proud to cultivate a new generation of leaders for the spa and hospitality industry who have great technical, managerial and leadership skills.'

For more information about this articulation agreement, or to enroll in UC Irvine Extension's Spa and Hospitality Management Certificate Program, contact Angela Jeantet at [email protected] For information about the Hilton College, or to enroll, contact Carl Boger at [email protected]
About UC Irvine Extension: As the continuing education arm of UCI, UC Irvine Extension is dedicated to providing a university-level learning experience for students, offering thousands of exciting courses and programs to local, regional, and global constituencies. UC Irvine Extension offers a rich array of academic and community programs to support a diverse audience, from a wide selection of academic programs to numerous campus activities.