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Food and Beverage Management, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_FBM

Control Number: 08663

Financial Aid Eligible

The Food and Beverage Management Certificate of Achievement at Orange Coast College is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as proficient supervisors within the food and beverage industry. Each program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required in the industry.

The Food and Beverage Management Department offers a varied curriculum focusing on food and beverage management, dining room service, bar management, sustainable food systems, food recovery and catering.

Classroom studies are reinforced with practical experience in the Captain's Table Restaurant, Organic Waste Management through composting and the Food Repurposing Kitchen.

Program Outcome

Prepare students for a career within the food & beverage industry.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Recommended Preparation
Introduction To College
Required Courses
FBM A100Introduction to the Food and Service Industry3
FBM A102Sanitation and Safety2
FBM A115Fundamentals of Food Production3
FBM A190Buffet and Catering Service1.5
FBM A220Food and Beverage Cost Control4
FBM A195Dining Room Service2
FBM A215Quantity Food Production Management2
FBM A270Sustainable Food Systems3
Total Units20.5

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Recommended preparation:
COUN A100 Introduction To College

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FBM A100 Introduction to the Food and Service Industry 3
FBM A102 Sanitation and Safety 2
FBM A115 Fundamentals of Food Production 1 3
FBM A190 Buffet and Catering Service 1.5
Semester 2
FBM A220 Food and Beverage Cost Control 4
FBM A195 Dining Room Service 2
FBM A215 Quantity Food Production Management 2
FBM A270 Sustainable Food Systems 3
 Total Units20.5

FBM A115 Offered in the Fall semester only.