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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Restaurant Management (2212)

The Restaurant Management program is designed to provide students with the basic restaurant management principles and training for supervisory management positions in restaurants, hotels, clubs, resorts, cafeterias, extended care facilities, fast food operations and hospitals. The program is focused to provide students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in a dynamic growing industry that serves people. The hospitality/restaurant industry is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Florida.

Educational courses include emphasis on communication, management, human relations and leadership skills. Competencies are acquired though theory, laboratory and on-site restaurant management practice. Through the internship program restaurant students gain invaluable on-the-job experience in local restaurants, hotels, clubs or cafeterias. This program is offered at North Campus during the day or evening.

Expected Job Growth: Growth is affected by tourism, which grew over 12 percent in 2004 for Florida.

Average Salary: $25,000

Certification and Licensing:
Graduates will be prepared to take the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Manager certification exam.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Hospitality Management (CAHM), 203 Morris Street, PO Box 400, Oxford MD 21654 (410.226.5527).

Application Procedure
Prospective students must be advised by a college counselor for general academic and financial direction, and must take the CPT assessment. They must be advised by the restaurant management professor immediately upon enrolling at Florida Community College and before the first semester classes are selected to ensure proper course sequence. Not all courses are offered every term. There is a specific order in which many courses must be completed. The recommended sequence is available in a student handout.


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
*Mathematics (3)
*Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
*Humanities (3)
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3)

Credit hours: 15

Professional Courses
FSS 1202 Food Production I (3)
FOS 1201 Sanitation and Safety Management (3)
FSS 1250 Dining Room Management (3)
FSS 1221 Food Production II (3)
FSS 1100 Menu and Marketing Management (3)
HFT 1000 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3)
MAR 1011 Principles of Marketing (3)
HUN 1203 Culinary Nutrition (3)
HFT 2941 Hospitality Intership I (3)
BUL 2131 Business Law I - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
FSS 1240 American Regional Foods (3)
FSS 2300 Supervision and Personnel Management (3)
FSS 1120 Mangement of Food and Beverage Purchasing (3)
HFT 2942 Hospitality Internship II (3)

Credit hours: 42

Professional Electives
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts (3)
APA 1001 Applied Accounting (3)
FSS 2284 Catering and Buffet Management (3)
FSS 1248 Garde-Manger (3)
SLS 1931 Selected Topics in Student Life Skills (1)

Credit hours: 7

Total Credit Hours: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase a knife set, an approved chef's uniform and black non-skid shoes. Students enrolled in dining room courses will be required to purchase dining room uniforms. Textbooks are required for a majority of the courses.

Students must supply their own health insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. Companies who provide internship sites require students to have insurance coverage while on their premises.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Estimated tuition is $3,900 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $1,000.


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