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Food and Hospitality
The Food and Hospitality Certificate program prepares students for careers in food services, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. The program emphasizes the personal and professional skills used in a wide variety of food service settings. This is an excellent option for those already working in the food services environment who want to apply for management positions, or for those interested in starting new careers.
The program also prepares students to take the Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager (CPFM) exam.
Career Information and Outlook
Professionals in the food and hospitality industry work in restaurants, hotels, resorts, and cafeterias. Some of the tasks they perform are food preparation, serving food, assisting customers, and managing restaurants or hotels.
Although the careers in this industry vary, many have bright outlooks. For example, the employment of food servers is expected to increase by 10 percent from 2014 to 2024. Employment of combined food preparation and serving workers is expected to grow faster than the average in that time frame.
Topics Students Will Learn About:
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) principles
U.S. food service regulation
Food preparation and safety
Foodborne illnesses & bloodborne pathogens
Receiving and storing food items
Working in teams
How to advance at work
Workplace challenges and opportunities
Careers in this Field:
Food Service Manager
Please visit the Course Catalog page for Core Course listings.
What do students graduate with?
High School Diploma from Career Online High School
Food and Hospitality Skills Certificate