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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Food Service Management CCC

Food Service Management  (6115)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This certificate is designed to introduce food service management concepts. The courses will provide a broad range of skills and knowledge that will be needed to enter into an entry-level management position.

Course content includes sanitation, food production, dining room service and management, and cost control practices.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Approximate program length is one year.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

JennyPosadas, Program Director/Department Chair,, (561) 868-3864
Professor Danny Fontenot,, (561) 868-3353                                                 
Professor Heidi Ladika-Cipolla,, (561) 868-3351

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 27
HFT1000 Introduction to the Hospitality Business 3
FOS1201 Food Service Sanitation 2
FSS1220 Professional Cooking 2
FSS1220L Professional Cooking Lab 1
HFT1850C Dining Room Management 3
FSS1221C Quantity Food Production I 4
FSS2242C International Foods 3
FSS2500 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
HFT2434 Club Management  3
FSS2105 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry 3
Electives Credits: 3
  Electives* 3
Total Program Credits: 30
*Electives: select from courses with the prefixes FSS or HFT.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities include restaurants, hotel food service, country club kitchen management, catering management, or retail food production.

Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,

Career Path Notes
Courses earned in this certificate will transfer directly into the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Career Center
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