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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Career Description: The Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality program offers a sequence of courses designed to provide coherent and relevant commercial foodservice knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.  The program provides technical skills proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific hands-on technical skills. Additionally, the curriculum coursework is designed to educate students on the topics of leadership, communication skills, and all aspects of food preparation, presentation, and serving. The Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality program prepares students for employment positions in the foodservice and hospitality industry, such as a line cook, head cook, sous chef, chef, and food service manager.

Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list. All documentation must be submitted prior to admittance.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: 1200 hours – approximately 10 months full-time to complete. There is also a 600 hours (5 months) course available: Fundamental Foodservice Skills. Click here for more information.
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Possible Careers and Outlook:
35-2021.00       Food Preparation Workers
35-2014.00       Cooks, Restaurant
35-1011.00       Chefs and Head Cooks
11-9051.00       Food Service Managers

Estimated Total: $7,100*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at point of sale.

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For More Information: Contact Nicole Kirchberg: 941.751.7900 x 1161, Email

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