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6050 - Food and Beverage Management (T.C.)

Technical Certificate TC - Technical Certificate


The mission of the Food and Beverage Management program is to educate, train, and develop students for career-oriented positions as cooks and managers in the dynamic foodservice and hospitality industries. The College successfully recruits, retains, and graduates students who progress through curricular cohorts. Program requirements are rooted in competencies developed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), and emphasize a practical, hands-on application approach to understanding the foundations of culinary arts and hospitality management.

The Program

The Food and Beverage Management certificate program is designed to provide career-oriented students with basic food service and management principles and training for supervisory/management positions in the food service/hospitality industry. The program provides students with a foundation for building a rewarding career in a dynamic, growing industry. The hospitality industry is the second largest and fastest growing business in Florida.

Educational coursework includes emphasis on communication, management, human relations, and leadership skills. Through the internship program, students gain college credit and valuable, profitable work experience.

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase the College approved knife set, an approved chef’s uniform, and solid black non-skid shoes. Students enrolled in dining room courses are required to purchase the College-approved dining room uniforms.

A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), 10 San Bartola Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086, (800) 624-9458.

Application Procedure

Immediately upon enrolling and before selecting first semester courses prospective students must be advised by the Program Manager to ensure proper course sequencing. Not all courses are offered every term. There is a specific order in which many courses must be completed. The recommended sequence is available in a student handout. Students must complete course with a grade of C or higher (unless they have completed this course prior to program admission) and pass their ServSafe Managers exam with a passing score of 75% or higher during their first term coursework.

Contact Information

Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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