Food and Beverage Management Degree

Associate of Applied Science
At MC, you'll gain hands-on, practical skills to prepare for a successful career in hospitality management.

MC will help you prepare for a successful career in hospitality management. After completing the food and beverage management area of concentration, you will be ready to enter the lodging and food service industry in a supervisory and management capacity. In our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll gain hands-on experience with event management, catering, and food science. Our Marriott Hospitality Center on Campus provides access to a professional instructional kitchen. You will train on industry standard equipment to prepare for your future career.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the broad scope and complexity of the hospitality industry.
  • Identify key components of exemplary customer service and explain how hospitality employees perform responsibilities in an ethical manner.
  • Explain the importance of respecting and promoting diversity, and demonstrate cultural competency in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to work individually or in a team to effectively identify, assess, and generate solutions for managerial challenges in the hospitality industry.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.


Related careers include food service managers, first-line supervisors of food preparation, and serving workers.


Suggested Course Sequence: Food and Beverage Management Area of Concentration

A suggested Food and Beverage Management Area of Concentration course sequence for full-time students follows.

A suggested Food and Beverage Management Area of Concentration course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.


Suggested Course Sequence

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed, for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

** ECON 201 is recommended for the BSSD selection.

‡ Offered Fall only.

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Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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