Food and Beverage Specialist Technical Certificate

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For the service-minded individual who knows the importance of creating an enjoyable customer experience, Seminole State’s Food and Beverage Specialist Certificate is the first step to a great career.  This 12-credit certificate provides the foundation for a career in the food and beverage industry and will give you a wide range of knowledge and skills in customer relations, food handling and the basic principles of restaurant management. Plus, with the credits you earn, you can continue your education with the Associate in Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Food and Beverage Specialist
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: FDBEVSP-CC
CIP: 0252090507

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course introduces the elements of the hospitality industry.
This course analyzes the important topics of customer service and consumer trends influencing hospitality services, developing and maintaining a service culture, managing service encounters, the importance of market research, building and maintaining customer relationships, providing customer service through the servicescape and the impact of technology on customer service. Students will also evaluate the characteristics of professionalism and distinguish their responsibilities as professionals.
Basic principles and practice of food and beverage preparation, service and menu development are covered in this course. Students will complete the National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification for Managers.
This course covers the basic principles of restaurant management with topics that include menu development, dining service styles and procedures, beverage service styles and procedures, service equipment and supplies, facility layout, d├ęcor, cleaning and maintenance, casual/theme restaurants, banquets and catered events.
Total Credits: 12

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

Career Opportunities

  • Banquet Setup Staff
  • Food and Beverage Specialist
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Host/Hostess
  • Restaurant Server
  • Room Service Attendant

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