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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

Hospitality and Tourism Management Food & Beverage Operations, Certificate

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Program Description

This is a Certificate in Food and Beverage. Individuals completing this selection of coursework will be effectively trained in food, beverage, customer service, and other related coursework necessary to succeed in the food and beverage industries. Students will be prepared for state exams including Washington Food Handlers and MAST. Students interested in careers in the food and beverage industries are well-suited for enrolling in this selection of coursework. Credits earned during the tenure of this certificate can be used toward further degrees.

Learning Outcomes

Learners completing this certificate will comprehend the following:

  • Understand the history and types of foodservice; 
  • Comprehend the role of supply chain management in quality assurance controls including production, purchasing, storage, delivering, and serving of foods;
  • Understand the maintenance of physical facilities and equipment including safety, security, liability, risk management, and sanitation;
  • Convey appropriate service types and approaches including mis-en-place; 
  • Learn best practices in F&B outlet management;
  • Be able to provide excellence in face-to-face customer service operations.

Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA in each core course to attain a certificate or AAS.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter, at night, online, or on the weekends.


Total Professional-Technical Courses: 16-18 credits

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