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.
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
Approximately 100 hours. Students will have 6 months to complete the course.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Basic high school level competencies
- Basic liberal arts knowledge
- 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.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply 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.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Catering Professional Online
Included with course cost.
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.
Hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and catering businesses.
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