Food and Beverage Fundamentals Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The Food and Beverage Fundamentals Certificate (formerly Food Service Fundamentals Certificate) provides students with an opportunity to obtain the foundational skills and practical knowledge for pursuing an entry-level career in the diverse food and beverage industry. Students completing this certificate will develop an understanding of the role of sanitation and safety, culinary fundamentals, purchasing, beverage management and cost control in food service operations. To earn this certificate, students must 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 (17 units):
HRC 101 C Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRC 120 CSanitation and Safety2
HRC 135 CCulinary Fundamentals I3
HRC 152 C Menu Planning and Purchasing (formerly Hospitality Purchasing)3
HRC 170 CBeverage Management3
HRC 231 CCost Control in Hospitality3
Total Units17