Our Food and Beverage Management Certificate prepares you for employment as a supervisor or manager in the food and beverage sectors of the hospitality industry.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Food Service Managers

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Food and Beverage Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Marta Przyborowski
Dean, College of Business

Alanna Olah
(727) 341-7144

Program Summary

This certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as supervisors and managers in the food and beverage sectors of the hospitality industry. These courses will apply toward the A. S. degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0252090503: Food and Beverage Management

Federal CIP Code

52.0905: Restaurant/Food Services Management.

Graduation Rules

GPA of 2.0 on all Certificate courses required to graduate


FSS 2235C Introductory Food Production Management 3
HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1941 Operations and Service Practicum 2
HFT 2265 Food Service Operations 3
HFT 2450 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HFT 2600 Hospitality Law 3
* HFT 2750 The Event Industry 3
HFT 2942 Hospitality Internship 3
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3
MNA 1751 Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service 1

* Previously listed as HFT XXXX. Updated 11.1.2017

Total Credits 30


SPC's Food and Beverage Management Certificate is part of and transfers to our Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree.


SPC also offers short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Business Administration Certificate