Food and Beverage Management Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The Food and Beverage Management Certificate offers 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. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

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