2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Food and Hospitality Institute
Degree Plan: Food and Hospitality Service Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.FOOD.SERV.10

This certificate prepares the student to function as a food service industry employee. All credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Food and Hospitality Service.

Students pursuing this award program are required to achieve an appropriate minimum assessment score eligible for DMAT 0091 and DREA 0091 OR above OR concurrent enrollment when registering for Food and Hospitality courses.



HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
# CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3


# RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
# CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 3
# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales OR 3
RSTO 1306 Facilities Layout and Design (3)


# CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation 3
IFWA 1318 Nutrition for the Food Service Professional 3
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls 3
# RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3
+Elective Food and Hospitality Service Elective 1-3
Minimum Hours Required 34-36

+Food and Hospitality Service Elective - must be selected from any of the following. Students may take only one Special Topics course to satisfy elective credit.

CHEF 1302 Principles of Healthy Cuisine 3
CHEF 1310 Garde Manger 3
CHEF 2302 Saucier 3
FDNS 1391 Special Topics in Foods and Nutrition Studies, General 3
HAMG 1340 Hospitality Legal Issues 3
# PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop 3
RSTO 1191 Special Topics in Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager 1
RSTO 1291 Special Topics in Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager 2
RSTO 1301 Beverage Management 3
RSTO 1319 Viticulture and Enology 3
RSTO 1391 Special Topics in Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager 3
RSTO 2307 Catering 3

#This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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