Restaurant Management Certificate Programs in Houston, TX

There are 4 schools within 50 miles of Houston, Texas, that have restaurant management certificate programs. Read an overview of 3 schools' programs, requirements and admission info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Comparison of Schools near Houston, TX, with Restaurant Management Certificate Programs

Houston residents who wish to study close to home might choose the program at Houston Community College. The restaurant management program is offered at this school's Central College campus, which is situated less than 3 miles from downtown Houston. San Jacinto College offers restaurant management training at its Central Campus location in Pasadena, TX, about 23 miles from the center of Houston. Students can also choose the culinary management program at Alvin College, which is a smaller school roughly 33 miles outside of Houston.

Houston Community College San Jacinto College Alvin College
Restaurant Management Certificates Offered Restaurant Management Certificate Certificate of Technology in Restaurant Management Culinary Management Certificate
Related Programs Offered Hotel Management Certificate
Associate of Applied Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management
Certificate of Specialization in Assistant Restaurant and Food Manager
Certificate of Specialization in Food Protection Management
Dietetics Food Service Management Certificate of Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts - Restaurant Management
Associate of Applied Science in Dietetics Food Service Management
Culinary Arts Certificate
Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
School Type 2-year; public 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2011) 63,015* 29,392* 5,129*
Campus Setting Large city Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2011-2012) $1,625 in-district
$3,233 in-state
$3,629 out-of-state*
$1,182 in-district
$1,782 in-state
$2,982 out-of-state*
$1,432 in-district
$2,440 in-state
$3,544 out-of-state*
% of Full-Time Beginning Undergraduates Receiving Some form of Financial Aid (2010-2011) 67%* 54%* 44%*
Acceptance Rate (2013) N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions* N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2011) 69% of full-time students
47% of part-time students*
66% of full-time students
51% of part-time students*
60% of full-time students
46% of part-time students*
Graduation Rate (2011) 14% (26% transfer-out rate)* 11% (27% transfer-out rate)* 12% (27% transfer-out rate)*
Noteworthy Cooperative education experience optional Practicum or field experience included Practicum included
Distance from Downtown 2.5 mi. (10 min.) 23.2 mi. (29 min.) 33.1 mi. (43 min.)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.

Certificate Program at Houston Community College

This school's restaurant management program is offered at the Central College campus. Credits earned in the certificate programs may also be used towards the associate's degree requirements.

Restaurant Management Certificate

Spanning 2 semesters, this program requires completion of 31 credits. Future restaurant managers take courses in sanitation and safety, beverage management, purchasing, elements of dining room service, special topics in restaurant management and food/beverage control. Students choose between a management cooperative education experience and an alternate approved capstone elective for certificate completion.

Certificate Program at San Jacinto College

The restaurant management programs are offered at this school's Central Campus location in Pasadena, TX. Most of the courses required in the certificate program may also be used towards the associate's degree.

Certificate of Technology in Restaurant Management

Aspiring restaurant managers complete 42 credits in this 3-term program. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of food-related environments, including coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and cafeterias. Courses include basic food preparation, sanitation and safety, purchasing, nutrition, hospitality supervision, food production management and food and beverage controls. During the 2nd term, students complete a practicum or field experience in restaurant management or culinary arts/chef training.

Certificate Program at Alvin College

Students seeking a smaller college experience might be interested in the program at Alvin College. Graduates of this school's culinary programs can also earn certifications offered by the American Culinary Federation.

Culinary Management Certificate

This 26-credit hour program can be completed in 3 semesters and is intended to serve as a complement to Alvin College's culinary arts certificate. The program includes courses in hospitality human resources management, food production and planning, sanitation and safety, nutrition, food and beverage controls and current events in culinary arts. In the final semester, students complete a computer course and a practicum that spans the entire semester.

Other School Option

Galveston College offers certificate and associate's degree options in culinary arts and hospitality management and is located about 42 miles from southern Houston.

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