Fundamental Food Services Skills I Certificate

Fundamental Food Service Skills I (Certificate)

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The Certificate of Achievement Fundamental Food Service Skills I can be completed in one semester. This program encourages students to compete successfully for skilled positions (beyond entry-level) within the food services industry.

This sequence of courses provides a solid foundation in fundamental food preparation as well as common operational food service practices and in guest services. To complete in one semester the required core courses sequence must be followed.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify the overall service objectives as they related to specific tasks.
  • Students will apply basic hands-on food service skills, employing practical knowledge of fundamental practices.
  • Students will demonstrate sanitation and safety practices and standards as they apply to food service and hospitality operations.

Meet the Following Requirements

  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.

Please Note
  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portalto view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.

Required Core Curriculum Courses
Code Class Units
FDR 050A Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
FDR 051 Basic Food Preparation (2.0 Lecture/3.0 Lab) 5.0
INF 050 Sanitation and Safety (2.0 Lecture) 2.0
FDR 058 Cost Control for Foodservice Organizations (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Additional Requirement
Occupational Work Experience 2.0
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Please Note: The 2.0 units of work experience are composed of 150 hours (minimum) of actual hands-on experience in various food service operations.

Units Required
Total Required Units 15.0
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Hospitality Management Degree Jobs
Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Customer centric approach.
  • Management skills.
  • Communication skills (bilingual a plus.)
  • Cultural awareness in dealing with a variety of backgrounds/customs.
  • Multitasking.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment.
  • Professionalism.
  • Teamwork.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and attention to detail.
Career Paths
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List of Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel worker, including operations, front desk, housekeeping, restaurant staff, and porters.
  • Pastry Chef
  • Restaurant operations, including cook, server, manager, host, bartender
  • Sommelier (expert in wine)
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Event Management
  • Executive Chef
  • Catering Manager or Assistant
  • Hotel General Manager and management
  • Housekeeper
  • Travel Agent and Tour Guide
  • Marketing and Public Relations