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Food and Beverage Management, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CN_FBM

Control Number: 08663

Financial Aid Eligible

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Those with several years of work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities.” Whether you choose to work in a restaurant, hotel, or private club, Food and Beverage Management is an exciting and dynamic field that requires a variety of hard and soft skills to execute successfully. OCC’s certificate, advanced certificate, and AA degree in Restaurant Management prepare students for employment in this field through training in everything from culinary arts and dining room service to cost control systems and leadership skills.

Program Outcome

Prepare students for employment as competent Food & Beverage supervisors and to uphold industry standards. 

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Recommended Preparation
CIS A100
Required Courses
FSM A100Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
FSM A150Fundamentals of Food Preparation4
FSM A151Food Production Management2
FSM A160Sanitation and Safety2
FSM A190Dining Room Service2.5
FSM A240Food & Beverage Cost Control4
FSM A260Supervision and Training Techniques3
FSM A283Directed Practice in Food Service Management 12
Total Units22.5

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:
CIS A100 Introduction to Computer Applications

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FSM A100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
FSM A150 Fundamentals of Food Preparation 1 4
FSM A160 Sanitation and Safety 2
FSM A190 Dining Room Service 2.5
Semester 2
FSM A151 Food Production Management 2
FSM A240 Food & Beverage Cost Control 4
FSM A260 Supervision and Training Techniques 3
FSM A283 Directed Practice in Food Service Management 1 2
 Total Units22.5