Hospitality and Tourism Management Food and Beverage Operations, Certificate

Highline College
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Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Des Moines

About this program

Hospitality and Tourism Management Food and Beverage Operations, Certificate

This is a Certificate in Food and Beverage. Individuals completing this selection of coursework will be effectively trained in food, beverage, customer service, and other related coursework necessary to succeed in the food and beverage industries. Students will be prepared for state exams including Washington Food Handlers and MAST. Students interested in careers in the food and beverage industries are well-suited for enrolling in this selection of coursework. Credits earned during the tenure of this certificate can be used toward further degrees.

Admission requirements

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA in each core course to attain a certificate or AAS.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter, at night, online, or on the weekends.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Professional-Technical Core Courses

  • Menu Design
  • Food and Beverage Operations (Front of House)
  • Global Excellence in Customer Service
  • Banquet and Conference Operations
  • Barista Coffeehouse Operations
  • Sustainability and the Food Supply Chain
  • Food as Medicine
  • Beverage Service and Food Pairing
  • Career Planning and Preparation
  • Planning and Preparation for Supervisors

Please check the program webpage for more information about its courses.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Please visit the college website for more information about tuition fees


Learners completing this certificate will comprehend the following:

  • Understand the history and types of foodservice
  • Comprehend the role of supply chain management in quality assurance controls including production, purchasing, storage, delivering, and serving of foods
  • Understand the maintenance of physical facilities and equipment including safety, security, liability, risk management, and sanitation
  • Convey appropriate service types and approaches including mis-en-place
  • Learn best practices in F B outlet management
  • Be able to provide excellence in face-to-face customer service operations.


About this institute

Highline College

Highline College prides itself as being the 5th most diverse college in the entire USA. It is located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade...

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Why study at Highline College

  • Award-winning college (ranked in the top 150 community colleges in the USA in 2021)
  • Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  • New on campus student housing
  • University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners
  • Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing
  • U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements.
  • Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities
  • Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway
  • Internship &, scholarships opportunities
  • Unique OPT, CPT and internship opportunities

Contact info

Highline College

2400 S 240th St
98198 Des Moines WA
United States of America

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