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If you aspire to create memorable experiences for dining guests and have the passion and drive to work hard to achieve results, then Centennial College's Food and Beverage Management program is for you.
The Food and Beverage Management courses in this diploma program are designed to prepare you with the job skills needed for success in the field and the leadership skills needed for a progressive career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. This includes everything from the large multi-unit organizations to small independent operations that add up to a $70-billion industry in Canada and an even larger one around the world.
During this two-year hospitality program, you will learn in Centennial College's restaurant, quick service cafe and event centre before you embark on a 14-week industry work-integrated learning experience with one of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts' food and beverage partners.
You will also graduate with essential industry certifications (Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR) that make you even more employable in the restaurant industry, which is often said to be an extension of show biz. From dynamic staff to innovative menus, a modern restaurant experience is as much about the show as it is about the perfectly prepared food and flawlessly executed service. And, as a Food and Beverage Management program grad, you will play a crucial part in making it happen.
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- Industry-experienced faculty members lead you through experiential learning opportunities.
- The program is facilitated from Centennial College's Progress Campus, which includes new state-of-the-art facilities such as a restaurant, cafe, four operational hotel suites and culinary and bake labs that serve as learning environments.
- The amount of hands-on experience you receive puts you at an advantage once you graduate.
It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program
The program includes an innovative industry training and awareness certification – It’s Your Shift. The certification equips students with the crucial knowledge and provides current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as frontline workers or managers. It will support graduates as they enter the hospitality industry to become leaders for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-160/161||College Communication 1|
|COOK-105||Theory of Food|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|HOSP-102||Food Safety, Smart Serve, First Aid|
|HOSP-111||Introduction to Hospitality Operations|
|HOSP-115||Math for Hospitality|
|HOSP-122||Beverage, Bar and Dining Room|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|HOSP-101||Introduction to Computers (Online)|
|HOSP-204||Introduction to Hospitality Sales and Marketing|
|HOSP-215||Introduction to Hospitality Accounting|
|HOSP-220||Principles of Hospitality Management|
|HOSP-307||Hospitality Management Career Preparation|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:
- Vancouver Island University - Vancouver Island*
- Royal Roads University*
*Vancouver Island University: This program articulates directly to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Island University, allowing you to also complete a degree in an additional 2 years.
*Royal Roads University: This program articulates directly to the Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management at Royal Roads University, with a minimum B (3.0/4.33) GPA.
Note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.
- Restaurant Manager
- Catering Manager
- Food Entrepreneur
- Food and Beverage Manager
- Event Manager
- Banquet Manager
- Food and Beverage Director
- Dining Room Manager
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|