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Catalog 2019-2020 
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Catering Professional

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Program Description

This course is designed to prepare you to organize and manage a catering function either in a catering facility or at a customer’s location.  Topics to be covered include: catering styles; human resource management; accounting principles for catering; marketing; food production processes; food safety and planning for success.

Program Outcomes

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Approximately 100 hours.  Students will have 6 months to complete the course.

Program Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic high school level competencies
  • Basic liberal arts knowledge

Computer requirements:

  • PC or a Mac with a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable)
  • Basic understanding of computers and how to navigate the Internet
  • E-mail capability

Microsoft Outlook 2007 software should be installed prior to beginning this program. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

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Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:


​​Catering Professional Online ​




Included with course cost.

Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills.  Knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields helpful.

​Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:
Hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and catering businesses.

Career Coach

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | | 443-840-4302 |Owings Mills | Room 305D

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