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Food and Beverage Operations Undergraduate Certificate

Hospitality students working in Blair-Shannon dining center.

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 (15 hours)

  1. HSP 210(3), 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

Credits

14

Courses available in person
Industry Certification

2

ServSafe and TIPS* (Must Enroll in HSP 409)
Semesters

3

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