El Centro College - Degree Plans - Food and Hospitality Institute - Food and Hospitality Service AAS
El Centro 2014 - 2015 Catalog
Degree Plans - Food and Hospitality Institute - Food and Hospitality Service AAS

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(Associate of Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: AAS.FOOD.SERV.10

The Food and Hospitality Service Program trains students to assume a variety of responsible positions in the food and hospitality industry.

The Food and Hospitality Service degree is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation.

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry* 3
# CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+++Elective MATH Elective 3
12

SEMESTER II

# CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
12

SEMESTER III

# CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation 3
RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
12

SEMESTER IV

CHEF 1441 American Regional Cuisine OR 4
# CHEF 1445 International Cuisine (4)
RSTO 1325 Purchasing for Hospitality Operations 3
IFWA 1318 Nutrition for the Food Service Professional 3
# RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3
13

SEMESTER V

RSTO 1306 Facilities Layout and Design 3
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls 3
RSTO 2280 Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2
+Elective Food and Hospitality Service Elective 3
11
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Food and Hospitality Service Elective - must be selected from the following:

CHEF 1302 Principles of Healthy Cuisine 3
CHEF 1310 Garde Manger 3
CHEF 2302 Saucier 3
FDNS 1309 Nutrition in the Community 3
FDNS 1391 Special Topics in Foods and Nutrition Studies, General 3
HAMG 1340 Hospitality Legal Issues 3
# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
# PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop 3
RSTO 1191 Special Topics in Food and Beverage/Restaurant Operations Manager AND 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

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

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

*HAMG 1321 is recommended for those interested in Commercial Food Service such as restaurants.

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.