Food and Beverage Management Associate in Science Degree

Division: Career Technical Education

Financial Aid Eligible

The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Beverage Management offers coursework in restaurant management, beverage operations, managed food services and event management. Coursework emphasizes the role of guest services, effective communication, leadership strategies, ethical decision-making, financial and performance analytics, best practices and emerging trends in a global and diverse market. Students will prepare for a career in the growing restaurant and food service industry. 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 social justice, equity, and sustainability 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. This degree requires a total of 38 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (38 units):
HRC 100 CNutrition3
or HRC 100HC Honors Nutrition
HRC 101 CIntro to Hospitality Mgmt3
HRC 120 CSanitation and Safety2
HRC 125 CRestaurant Management3
HRC 135 CCulinary Fundamentals I3
HRC 136 CBaking Fundamentals I3
HRC 152 CMenu Planning and Purchasing3
HRC 164 CHospitality Law3
HRC 170 CBeverage Management3
HRC 230 CHospitality Leadership3
HRC 231 CCost Control in Hospitality3
HRC 232 CEvent Management3
HRC 290 CHospitality Capstone3
or HRC 295 C Internship
Total Units38

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the necessary skills for hospitality and culinary arts employment to include demonstrated ability in effective communications, key performance metrics, ethical and critical thinking, applied leadership and global perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on managing a diverse workforce and guest populations.

OUTCOME 2: Demonstrate competencies and techniques required for culinary and hospitality management to include sanitation and safety, nutrition, and food, beverage and lodging operations.

OUTCOME 3: Enhance student career and educational opportunities within the hospitality and culinary arts.