Academic Catalogs

Restaurant, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_FMCR
Control Number: 08664

Students completing this degree are qualified to manage food service operations in commercial establishments, such as restaurants and hotels. Restaurant management is an attractive profession which has been described a number of ways by those who are active in it, including such accolades as glamorous, well-paying, creative, challenging, and filled with excitement. One employment estimate shows a need for more than 250,000 additional employees annually. The future of restaurant management holds promise for individuals willing to devote their talents to this lively career.

Program Outcomes

  1. Prepare students for entry-level employment as competent Food Service supervisors and meet the needs of the local hospitality/food-service industry.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.

Recommended Preparation

Course Title Units
CIS A100Introduction to Computer Applications3

Required Prerequisites

Restaurant Supervision Certificate of Achievement

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FSM A100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
FSM A150 Fundamentals of Food Preparation 4
FSM A160 Sanitation and Safety 3
FSM A190 Dining Room Service 2
Semester 2
FSM A151 Food Production Management 2
FSM A240 Food Service Math/Accounting 4
FSM A260 Supervision and Training Techniques 3
FSM A283 Directed Practice in Food Service Management 1 2
 Total Units23

Subtotal 23

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Semester 3Units
FN A140
Introduction to Nutrition Concepts
or Nutrition
FSM A250 Menu Planning and Purchasing 3
FSM A275 Bar Management 2
FSM A286 Directed Practice in Food Service Management 2
HTT A285 Hospitality Operations 3
Semester 4
FSM A284 Catering 3
FSM A285 Restaurant Management 3
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Psychology Honors
 Total Units21-22
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 44-45
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Total Degree Units 60-61

Restaurant Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
CIS A090Beginning Computer Keyboarding 11.5
EMS A100Emergency Medical Responder4
KIN A203First Aid and CPR2