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Food and Beverage Management Certificate


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MC's food and beverage management certificate will prepare you for employment in the food industry. The certificate curriculum will provide you with a background in food and beverage management and costs. This certificate will prepare you for a new career, or will update and upgrade your skills if you are already in the field. You can also continue your training at MC and pursue an associate's degree in the hospitality management program.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the hospitality industry as a whole.
  • Explain general management theory as it applies to food and beverage management.
  • Enter, with junior standing, a four-year university as a major in hospitality management.
  • Enter a management training program in food and beverage management.
  • Work effectively as a member of a team in a professional setting.
  • Define and discuss exemplary customer service during in-class exercises.
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform responsibilities in an ethical manner.
  • Recognize and articulate the importance of diversity 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 certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

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

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


How To Apply and Register

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