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Food and Beverage Management

The Food and Beverage Management Certificate Program is designed to prepare students to work in the Hotel, Lodging, and Restaurant Industry. Graduates are eligible for the Food and Beverage Management Certificate of Specialization issued by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Students are trained for entry-level management positions and advancement in this hospitality industry.

The program is designed for completion in two (2) semesters. The first semester covers managing service, food safety, and cost control of food and beverage. The second semester is devoted to management and hands-on experience and training at a hospitality affiliate in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. This program offers day, evening, weekend, and on-line courses, which makes this certificate accessible to traditional as well as non-traditional students who may hold daytime jobs.

The program is the product of the rapid response posture of this institution to the workforce needs of the hospitality industry in Northwest Louisiana. Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Management is in fact a component of the Tourism Industry, and is one of the world‟s largest industries. In the United States, the Tourism Industry is the nation‟s third employer. According to industry data, there will not be enough trained employees to fill all of the available positions in this industry in the next five years. Graduates of this program will help to alleviate the manpower shortage in the Travel & Tourism industry, especially in Northwest Louisiana.

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