Our Food and Beverage Management Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare you for employment as a specialist 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 Specialist Certificate without 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 specialists 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

0252090507: Food and Beverage Specialist

Federal CIP Code

52.0905: Restaurant/Food Services Management.

Graduation Rules

2.0 GPA in each course in the certificate


FSS 2235C Introductory Food Production Management 3
HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1941 Operations and Service Practicum 2
MNA 1751 Customer Service I: Developing A Spirit of Customer Service 1
MAN 2340 Supervisory Management 3
Total Credits 12


SPC's Food and Beverage Specialist 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