Associate in Science Degree Food and Beverage Management

PROGRAM CODE: 1S07848A

The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Beverage Management offers comprehensive coursework in restaurant management, beverage operations, managed food services and special events. Coursework emphasizes the role of guest services, effective oral and written communication teamwork, management and leadership strategies, ethical decision-making and critical thinking. Students will prepare for a career in the growing restaurant and food service industry and/or to transfer to a four-year university.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (38 units):
HRC 100 CNutrition3
HRC 101 C Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRC 120 CSanitation and Safety2
HRC 125 CRestaurant Management3
HRC 135 CCulinary Fundamentals I3
HRC 136 CBaking Fundamentals I3
HRC 152 C Menu Planning and Purchasing (formerly Hospitality Purchasing)3
HRC 164 CHospitality Law3
HRC 170 CBeverage Management3
HRC 230 CHospitality Leadership3
HRC 231 CCost Control in Hospitality3
HRC 232 CSpecial Event Management3
HRC 290 CHospitality Career Capstone3
Total Units38