Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Food Service Assistant

Hospitality Arts

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

319-848-8770

www.kirkwood.edu/hospitality

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters)

The Food Service Assistant program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills required to enter the quantity food preparation and service industry. Students prepare for their careers through practical experience in management, food preparation and service. Students are required to purchase uniforms and tools to use when in labs and kitchens.

Students assist in the operation of The Class Act, a full-service restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The restaurant features fine dining for hotel and conference center guests, Kirkwood staff and the public.

Food service workers assist cooks and chefs with the daily operations of kitchen and dining facilities. They perform a variety of tasks involved in preparing hot and cold food.

Career opportunities: food preparation worker, cooking assistant, cafeteria attendant.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-109

Kitchen Essentials

1.5

HCM-138

Food Fundamentals

3

HCM-147

Culinary Techniques

1.5

HCM-260

Hospitality Math

3

HCM-324

College Orientation - Hospitality

1

HCM-326

Basic Hospitality Communications

3

HCM-932

Internship

2

 

 

17

Second Semester

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-117

Bakery Basics

3

HCM-133

Fabrication I

1.5

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

HCM-269

Garde Manger

1.5

HCM-932

Internship

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

35

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