2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Culinary | Pastry | Hospitality
Title: Food and Hospitality Foundations Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.FOOD/HOSP.FND.20

This level-one certificate is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain employment as a food and hospitality worker. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the hospitality industry, food safety and sanitation, supervisory management as well as basics of guests service, food preparation and bakery production. This level-one certificate is waived from TSI requirements as long as the student completes the TSI waiver form prior to enrollment. This certificate is a building block towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Food and Hospitality Management.

All CHEF, HAMG, PSTR, and RSTO courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

All students enrolled in advanced cooking and pastry classes must have successfully completed CHEF 1305 with a "C" or better and a minimum of a food handler's certificate preferred ServSafe Food Manager Certificate or the Texas Food Guard Certification.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety+ 3
CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation#+ 3
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking#+ 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 15

+Courses in Semester I are taught in 8 and 16-week semesters.

#PSTR 1301 and CHEF 1301 - Students must possess Texas State recognized Food Handler Certification by the 4th class day.

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.