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Hospitality Management

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Mission College Hospitality Management

By completing our degree program, you will:

  • Develop powerful and effective management skills.
  • Gain real-world experience in our own student-operated restaurants and high-impact hands on opportunities.
  • Meet movers and shakers in the industry and make contacts for future employment.
  • Build a resume to further enhance your future employment opportunities.
  • Create a pathway to transfer to a four-year university to continue your education.
  • Find that Degree & Certificate Application is open all year round.
  • Develop the foundation necessary to get you moving forward in your Hospitality Career.

Come visit our state of the art facility and learn how to begin your journey towards achieving your goals in this fast paced and very dynamic Hospitality Industry.  

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Click to See Some Classes to Consider

FDR 072 Intermediate Cuisine.
Explore exciting food preparation, international cuisines and enjoy an overall good time learning, preparing and, then of course, tasting. Do not worry if you have not taken any cooking classes or are new to our program. For our new and/or FDR 051 students, this is a great way to learn/reinforce your skills and cooking techniques. A uniform is required. Wednesday evenings.

HMT 75 Housekeeping in Hotels. 
This online class will give you the basics of a critical department for all lodging facilities. If you have ever stayed more than one consecutive night in a hotel or motel, then you know how important the housekeeping function is. 100% online instruction.

FDR 106A Food Truck: Starting a Mobile Business. 
If you did not know, your Hospitality Management program has a fully equipped 30ft mobile kitchen? Come play,  I mean plan, a food truck menu and learn how to operate this dynamic vehicle. You will also learn the basics of mobile food operations and starting a food truck or mobile business. 

FDR 051/051S Basic Food Preparation. 
Learn the fundamentals and basics of food preparation. This lecture/lab class features hands-on preparation, plate presentation and overall common foodservice operational practices and standards. Have fun while learning and tasting. A uniform is required. This class is required for each of our certificates and degree.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

FDR 060A Facilities Planning. 
Use your creativity and plan a food service concept to scale. Menu planning, equipment selection and local codes are core objectives. This class is highlighted by multiple presentations and facilities tours from accomplished industry professional. This is a SPRING ONLY class and is required for our certificate and/or degree. Wednesday evenings.

INF 050 Sanitation and Safety
In addition to learning how to prepare food in a safe and sanitary manner, you can earn the very valuable Serve Safe certificate that all food serving operations require. This certificate has been proven to boost employability. This class is also required for any of our credentials. Monday evenings.

How about one of these exciting culinary courses?

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Mission College's Hospitality Management faculty is made up of experts in the field of food service, lodging and culinary arts. Many have over three decades of real world experience to offer to our students.

Meet Our Faculty
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Degrees & Certificates

Mission College's Hospitality Management program offers certificates and transferable degrees in Fundamental Food Service Skills, Foodservice and Restaurant to Management and an Associate of Science in Hospitality Management.

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Check out our courses in our hospitality management program.

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Success Stories

From starting their own restaurants and food trucks to taking on greater management experience, our student's success are our greatest asset.

Our Successful Graduates
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Food Services

Mission College offers students real world experiences in a food truck, on catering assignments and in a fully functioning kitchen and dining room. Our state-of-the-art classrooms make earning a degree a comfortable and rewarding experience..

Our Food Services
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Thanks to the Don and Lorraine Freeberg Foundation, Mission College's Hospitality Management program is able to offer scholarships to deserving students. Links are also provided for other Mission College scholarships.

HM Scholarships
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Hosted Events

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 Our Food Truck debuted at Santa Clara Library's Librarypalooza and has returned each year.

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Winchester Mystery House

We took the Food Truck to the Winchester Mystery House.

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High School Cooking Competition

Each year we students from the Santa Clara and Fremont Union High School Districts in a competition.

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Australian High Schoolers

Students from Hornsby Girls High School in Australian joined our international students to cook in our kitchen.

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Career Education

Get hands-on training, real-world experience, learn from industry professionals and gain skills to get you hired.

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