Food and Beverage Operations Undergraduate Certificate

Hospitality students working in Blair-Shannon dining center.

Create a fun community for active, retired seniors. Plan events at independent living and assisted living facilities to entertain residents. Study hospitality leadership and earn a senior living management degree to learn to:  

  • Foster a welcoming, active community. 

  • Plan and implement entertaining events.  

  • Be aware of the needs and concerns specific to older clients.  

Handle food and drinks safely 

Discover the keys to success in the food and beverage industry.

Prepare and serve food in safe, clean ways. Manage and run a successful restaurant, bar or food and drink business.

Food and Beverage Operations

This certificate provides an educational experience in the food and beverage discipline. Students will receive concentrated instruction on a number of pertinent aspects pertaining to the food and beverage industry.

Program requirements (14 hours)

  1. HSP 210(2), 218(3), 321(3), 426(3).
  2. One course from: HSP 330(3), 409(3), 435(3).
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.

Your path to completion



Courses available in person
Industry Certification


ServSafe and TIPS* (Must Enroll in HSP 409)


for certificate completion

Careers and Outcomes

In a growing job market, this certificate helps you stand out among your peers.

You're preparing for roles like:

  • Restaurant supervisor
  • Catering supervisor
  • Beverage Operations Supervisor
  • Banquet Captain
  • Catering Sales Coordinator
  • Front of house supervisor
  • Back of house supervisor
Make The World Your Workplace

Hands on Learning

Gain in-depth experience in profitable menu design, guest services management, and cost controls from one of the leading hospitality programs in the Midwest.

You'll have the opportunity to take classes like: 

  • Essentials of Hospitality Leadership
  • Safety and Sanitation*
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Food & Beverage Management

Choose one of the following:

  • Banquet Operations
  • Beverage Operations
  • Restaurant Management

*Students who complete the certificate are ServSafe certified