Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 terms)

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


Students assist in the operation of The Café on Kirkwood's main campus.

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.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HCM-109

Kitchen Essentials

1.5

HCM-147

Culinary Techniques

1.5

HCM-138

Food Fundamentals

3

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-260

Hospitality Math

3

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

 

 

15

Term 2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

HCM-269

Garde Manger

1.5

HCM-117

Bakery Basics

3

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-161

Stocks and Sauces

1.5

HCM-932

Internship

1

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

30

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