Lisa Clark, M.S.Ed., CHE
About Professor Clark
I have enjoyed teaching hospitality management classes at Cypress College since 1999. I hold the Certified Hospitality Educator certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and believe that learning is most effective when classes are hands on and interactive. I enjoy the small class sizes in our program and the opportunity to collaborate with students, especially in our student run restaurant, the Cypress Bistro.
Before Cypress College, I worked in all aspects of the hospitality industry from host to Vice President of Human Resources. Highlights of my career included working for Sheraton Hotels and King’s Seafood Company.
I look forward to learning more about you.
“If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney
HRC 101 Introduction to Hospitality Careers
HRC 101 explores career options and operations in the field of hospitality management and culinary arts. It is the perfect first semester class for new students. By the end of the course, you will create a career plan and have the resources and knowledge to achieve your goals.
HRC 125 Restaurant/ Banquet Operations
HRC 125 combines learning about restaurant and banquet operations with the opportunity to run our on-campus full service restaurant. By the end of the course, students are ready for front of the house service in any type of food-service operation.
HRC 290 C Hospitality Career Capstone
Welcome to the HRC 290 C Hospitality Careers Capstone course. This course was designed based on the recommendations of our industry advisors for our students to continue to be highly desired and promotable team members in the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Careers Capstone course prepares students for careers and upward mobility in the hospitality and culinary industry. You will prepare for employment in the industry through development of a targeted resume, cover letter and effective interviewing and communication skills. Students are expected to earn at least 100 hours of related industry experience. By the end of the semester, you will develop a personalized career portfolio reflecting your unique qualifications.
Prerequisite: Completion of HRC 101 C Introduction to Hospitality Careers
HRC 290 C Hospitality Career Capstone is a hybrid course format designed for the the online learning and class activities to complement each other. You will need knowledge of how to use a computer, browse the web, send and receive emails, and use a word processing program.
Required textbook: Strengths Finder 2.0. by Tom Rath
- National Restaurant Association
Comprehensive website with career information, current events, industry resource links and student scholarship information.
- American Hotel & Lodging Association
AH&LA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the interests of hoteliers. Here you can find links to news, trends and career information.
- CSU Hospitality Management
Learn about the California hospitality industry and California State University bachelor degree options.
- Hospitality Careers
Hcareers offers resources to help you research employers and prepare for diverse careers in the hospitality industry.