Associate Degree in Applied Science -­ Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Management

General

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Program Description

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to take the time to provide some information about our programs.  All our summer classes will be offered online or in a hybrid format to keep with social distancing requirements.  Also, Parkland has developed alternative options, should international travel and the US visa process be impacted. New students will have the option to take online courses during our summer and fall terms from their home country at our reduced international online rate. Online college-level credits transfer to most US institutions in the same manner as face-to-face credits.

Should you be unable to obtain an F1 visa appointment/interview and choose to take online courses your next steps are below:

  • Complete the online application here
  • Complete necessary assessment tests (remotely)
  • Meet with an academic advisor to select courses (remotely)

We are here to help you through this process. Please email internationaladmissions@parkland.edu with any questions or concerns.

Restaurant management involves aspects of public relations, inventory, dealing with staff, customer service, etc. Managers need to ensure that the restaurant operates efficiently and profitably. They need to be both business-like and creative. Sometimes a restaurant owner will also double as the restaurant manager. A strong manager is essential for restaurant success - he or she is normally the person handling both staff, as well as customer issues.

The Restaurant Management Program prepares students for career-track positions in the restaurant, catering, and institutional foodservice field. Specialized courses are offered in quantity food preparation; supervision; food, beverage, and labor cost control; and menu planning in the foodservice industry.
Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students who are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.

Why Choose Parkland College

  • Small class sizes and a personalized education
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers
  • Complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university
  • In the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university
  • Around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities
  • A diverse international student population, more than 300 international students
  • Faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism
  • Stand out!

Prepare, with hands­on training, for hospitality careers at restaurants, hotels/motels, casinos, and resorts. Complete an internship on the local, national, or international scene. The hospitality industry is the largest in the world, with a high demand for skilled employees; Parkland Hospitality Program’s excellent reputation stems from faculty with real-­world industry experience, giving you a practical education you can take anywhere. A Parkland degree proves a great head start for entry­-level positions. Many of our students have experiences/careers in major firms across the U.S. as well as in France, Holland, South Korea, and other countries. Parkland’s Hospitality Program is certified by the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

The Restaurant Management Program prepares students for career-­track positions in the restaurant, catering, and institutional foodservice field. Specialized courses are offered in quantity food preparation; supervision; food, beverage, and labor cost control; and menu planning in the foodservice industry.

Courses

  • HPI 110 Foodservice Sanitation Certification
  • HPI 111 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HPI 112 Food Standards and Production I
  • HPI 113 Food Service Systems
  • HPI 114 Human Resource Management and Supervision
  • HPI 115 Menu Management and Design
  • HPI 116 Kitchen Basics
  • HPI 117 Hospitality Managerial Accounting
  • HPI 139 Food Standards and Production II
  • HPI 211 Food and Beverage Cost Management Systems
  • HPI 214 Hospitality Industry Seminar
  • HPI 215 Hospitality Industry Work Experience
  • HPI 216 Bar and Beverage Operations
  • HPI 233 Hospitality and Travel Marketing
  • HPI 234 Hospitality Industry Law
  • BUS 106 Business and Organizational Ethics
  • CIS 200 Business Computer Systems









Last updated May 2020

About the School

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certif ... Read More

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of­-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. Read less