ERIC Number: ED326609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA.
A project was conducted at College of the Canyons (Valencia, California) to initiate a new 2-year hospitality program with career options in hotel or restaurant management. A mail and telephone survey of area employers in the restaurant and hotel field demonstrated a need for, interest in, and willingness to provide internships for such a program. A consultant was hired to develop the curriculum and hire faculty. The curriculum has a 2 plus 2 plus 2 articulation among the college, the local high school district, and California State Polytechnic University. The project offers associate degree and certificate programs in both hotel and restaurant management. A series of topics will also be offered in Spanish each semester through community services for Spanish-speaking restaurant employees. Credit classes were offered as special topics in spring and fall semesters of 1990 to promote the program. Classes are fully enrolled with waiting lists. A campaign to raise $100,000 will continue for several years. This money will be used to refurbish the campus kitchen and dining room, purchase equipment, and construct a mini-demonstration classroom at one end of the kitchen. A part-time faculty member was hired to teach the courses, and continued cooperation from the business community is anticipated. (Summaries of the surveys and program brochures are appended.) (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Programs, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Dining Facilities, Education Work Relationship, Food Service, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA.