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Food Service - Individuals with Disabilities

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Program Description

Individualized instruction for adults with learning challenges is used to present basic skills and concepts for work in the commercial food industry and to earn the ServSafe® certification. Using materials encountered in commercial and small kitchens, topics include safe food handling, avoiding food-borne illnesses, safe utilization of kitchen equipment, and employment skills specific to a commercial kitchen. This career and academic track is designed for students with learning differences or disabilities that impact learning. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

Certifying Organization: ManageFirst® Professional


Career Opportunities:

Food Preparation Worker

Dietary Aide

Food Service aide


Program Length

15 weeks (daytime)

Courses are offered at CCBC Dundalk.

Program Requirements

6th Grade Reading Level according to TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) that will be administered during an intake interview.

Application Process

Selective Entry – Please call 443-840-3262 to schedule an interview and assessment.

Program Course Sequence

1. Food Production for Special Learners: CHA 139

  • Textbook/Materials: None

2. Basic Hospitality: CHA 138

  • Textbook/Materials: None

3. Basic Food Handing and Safety: CHA 103

  • Textbook/Materials: None

4. Skills and Concepts for Employment: CHA 050

  • Textbook/Materials: None

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $1660 (Tuition-$321/Fees-$1339)
  • Textbook/Materials: N/A

Program Contact Information

Administrative Assistant:

Jennifer Cabana



Dundalk, MASH 104


Rakeah Glass



Dundalk, MASH 104

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

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