2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Hospitality Management
Title: Food and Beverage Specialist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • 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.HOSP.FOOD/BEV

This level-one certificate is designed to build upon the skills learned in the Food and Hospitality Foundations Certificate. Advanced management theory in regards to food service purchasing, food and labor cost controls, and hospitality marketing and sales are a primary focus in this course of study. Also, the practice of advanced food preparation techniques and catering management and execution will make students highly employable in the industry. Students are required to complete an External Learning Experience through a cooperative education course in which the student must obtain employment in a food service environment and work at least 21 hours per week during that semester. 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, 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
TRVM 1201 Customer Sales and Service 2
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls 3
RSTO 1301 Beverage Management 3
RSTO 1164 Practicum - Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager* 1
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 18

*RSTO 1164 Practicum - Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager is the capstone experience for this award.

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.