Catering Certificate of Achievement

Code: COA.CATER

The program will serve as the introduction to Catering in the various management settings available in the Hospitality Industry.  Students who earn the Certificate of Achievement will be able to apply the credits earned, if they so choose, to the 36 credit Culinary Arts Certificate Program and to the AAS Culinary Entrepreneurship Option or any other options available in the Hotel/Restaurant Management discipline.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Address the basic problems in all food services: Purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation and service effectively.
  • Utilize their earned industry-approved ServSafe Certification.
  • Produce menus that are nutritionally adequate and maintain variety, balance and appeal to the target group.
  • Be proficient in food preparation and production, and decorating and serving food.
  • Evaluate methods to maintain quality and cost effective measures.

First Semester

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

HRM-102Food Protection and Safety

3

HRM-103Professional Food Preparation Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Second Semester

BUS-205Entrepreneurship

3

HRM-106Menu Planning and Nutrition

1

HRM-213Classical Garde-Manger [Fall Only]

3

HRM-214Banquet and Catering Management

2

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 18

Specific Program Notes

This program will serve as the Introduction to Catering in the various management settings available in the Hospitality Industry. Students who earn this Certificate of Achievement will be able to apply the credits earned, if they so choose, to the 36-credit Culinary Arts Certificate Program and to the proposed AAS Culinary Entrepreneurship Option or any other options available in the Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality Department.

Since HRM-103 Professional Food Preparation Techniques is a prerequisite for the 200-level HRM courses and BUS-101 Introduction to Business is a prerequisite for BUS-205, students WILL NOT complete this program in one semester.

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.