Introduction to the Food And Beverages Management Certificate (CCC) Program

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in hospitality and tourism-related positions in the food and beverage management area. Possible job titles include Assistant Hospitality Manager, Catering/Sales Service Representative, Food and Beverage Specialist, and Hospitality Manager. Skills emphasized in this program include hotel staffing operations, legal issues affecting the hospitality industry, liability and risk management, set up and control maintenance, energy consumption management, planning and maintaining of purchasing and receiving procedures, customer service, and human relations. This technical certificate is part of the Hospitality and Tourism Management AS degree.

Is This For You?

People who prefer this career like to work indoors. This type of person enjoys working with people more than ideas and things. Those who are ambitious, sociable, friendly, and have leadership skills may be interested in this program.

Beyond Graduation . . .

Experience working in the hospitality industry (hotel, restaurant, food service, travel, etc.) part-time or full-time while in school, is an asset to anyone seeking a career in the industry. Students wishing to continue their education may take additional courses to earn a two-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Pensacola State College. Larger hotels and restaurants may offer more opportunities for advancement than smaller operations. The large chains have more extensive career ladders and/or may have management training programs. The ability to relocate will increase your potential for promotions and may be necessary for advancement

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Hospitality and Tourism Management Technical Certificate programs support the hotel, motel, and restaurant industry. Both large chains and smaller businesses are available for employment. In addition, some may seek to be self-employed and own their own restaurant, motel, or hotel.

Occupations

Food and Beverage Specialists
May apply skills related to customer service and human relations, hotel staffing operations, legal issues affecting the hospitality industry, liability and risk management, the set up and control of maintenance, energy consumption management, the planning and maintaining of purchasing and receiving procedures.

Rooms Division Specialists
May apply skills in effective selling techniques, customer service, communication, and human relations, as well as an understanding of marketing and business fundamentals, to perform general hotel, front office management and property management duties.

Event Planners or Coordinators
Are prepared for planning, coordinating, catering, and providing services, at special events, conferences, seminars, hotels, motels, and restaurants.

Food Service Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Cook, Restaurant

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Other Occupations

  • Assistant Hospitality Manager
  • Food Service
  • Assistant Manager
  • Lodging Assistant
  • Manager Assistant
  • Sales Manager or Coordinator
  • Front Office Representative
  • Motel/Hotel Manager
  • Catering Coordinator or Salesperson
  • Guest Services Representative
  • Resort Manager Food and Beverage Specialist
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Room Division Service Representative


Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Food Service Managers
2015 Cur. Openings
151
2023 Prj. Openings
157
Est. Annual Openings
3.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$60,006.05
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Food Service Managers
2015 Cur. Openings
216
2023 Prj. Openings
224
Est. Annual Openings
4.8
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$57,962.05
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Food Service Managers
2015 Cur. Openings
14068
2023 Prj. Openings
14918
Est. Annual Openings
351.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$60,089.48


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