Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Industry Certification: Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe).
Train to be: Food Preparer, Short Order Cook, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to preparation, presentation, and serving of a wide variety of foods; leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices are also covered. This coursework prepares students for employment in the food service/hospitality industry.
Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.
Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.
Pre-requisite: the advanced program requires successful completion of Welding Technology and or Structural certification.
1. Apply to MTC at https://www.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.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here (PDF, 1.5MB)
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here (YouTube video)
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/students/quick-docs
Program #N100500 CIP# 0412050312
*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)
Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance
Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)
Black oil resistant non-slip shoes – estimate
*Estimated Total Cost of Program
*Prices are subject to change
Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.
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Full-time: (11 mos)