Hospitality and Food Service - Career Studies Certificate

This program provides training in principles of the hospitality industry, sanitation, and food safety needed for employment in a variety of tourism, lodging, food, and guest services careers.

Industry Certifications: Serv-Safe

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate understanding and skills in:

  1. Hotel/restaurant organization and management
  2. Fundamentals of quality for the industry
  3. Food safety/sanitation
  4. Workplace ethics

Program Information

Minimum credits:16

Length: 1-2 Semesters

Career opportunities: Food Managers: $28,780-50,820 Job growth: 5% from 2014 to 2024; Lodging Managers: $28,780-49,720 Job growth: 8% through 2020; First-line Supervisors in Housekeeping: $17.360-27,980 Job growth: 5% through 202

*Median salaries job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Division:Business, Engineering, Industrial Technologies

Contact:434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

Course Sequence Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
HRI 101 Hotel/Restaurant Organization Management 3 0 3 3
HRI 140 Fundamentals of Quality for Hospitality Industry 3 0 3 3
HRI 154 Principles of Hospitality Mgmt. 3 0 3 3
MKT 170 Customer Service 1 0 1 1
HRI 190 Coordinated Internship 2 0 2 2
Total 16 0 16 16

For more information consult the College Catalog