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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Catering & Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

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To enter a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry, consider a degree in Catering & Hospitality Management. Students learn classical cooking and baking techniques within a wide variety of cuisines. This program provides foundations in nutrition, safety and sanitation, origins of food, hospitality and restaurant management, marketing, and more.

Program Overview

Students will be exposed to classical culinary and baking techniques. In addition to these foundational courses, students will learn safety and sanitation, food purchasing and costing, catering management, and basic business processes. Practical lab experiences, including the operation of a fully equipped food truck, will help to complete the student’s education. Students will experience the flow of their product from creation to service in this degree program through our Bruin Café lab, Food Truck lab and other service opportunities. 

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an organized and sanitary workstation.
  • Demonstrate accurate measuring and portioning.
  • Follow standardized recipes and production procedures.
  • Identify and describe procedures and techniques for controlling food costs.
  • Demonstrate customer service skills.
  • Practice team building and communication.
  • Demonstrate professionalism (clean and complete uniform, on time, good attitude, respectful).
  • Demonstrate leadership in both the front and back of the house operations.
  • Construct a business plan for a small food service operation.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Career Opportunities

If you choose a degree in Catering & Hospitality Management, you will be prepared for entry to mid-level positions within the industry. You can seek positions within foodservice, hospitality, and tourism.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Catering and Hospitality Management

General Education Core 15
Culinary Arts Core 45
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year. Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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