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Food Service Assistant

Food Service Assistant
Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: The Food Service Assistant Career Studies Certificate is designed to provide basic vocational, academic, and social skill development for students seeking a career in food preparation and food service. 

Occupational Objectives: This program is designed to train students to assist in food preparation; food service, including banquet and ala carte; shipping and receiving; and purchasing and storage. Students may also seek employment in the following: kitchens or cafeterias in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools; restaurants; and as caterer’s assistants. 

Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission 

Clarification of Admission Requirements:   Students must have completed a high school program with a recognized diploma/GED or have passed the college’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) test.  

Program Notes: All students applying to the Food Service Assistant program will take the college placement tests.  Students must possess the social skills necessary to function as independent persons among their peers in the college environment.  Social skills are defined as the ability to follow directions and exhibit appropriate communication skills and behavior that adhere to the college code of conduct.  Credits earned in this program are non-transferable.

 Curriculum

Course

Title

LEC.

HRS.

LAB.

HRS.

CRS.

CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

SDV 80

Integrated Basic Academic/Life Skills (Clerical Assistant/Food Service Assistant)

3

0

3

SOC 85

Social Skills Development

3

0

3

HRI 80

Introduction to Food Service Assisting

2

2

3

HRI 85

Introduction to Food Preparation Assisting

2

3

3

HRI 83

Food Service Assisting

2

3

3

HRI 86

Food Preparation Assisting

2

3

3

HRI 90

Coordinated Internship in Hospitality Management

0

15

3

HRI 95

Techniques for Baking

2

3

3

HRI 95

ServSafe Certification

3

0

3

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Food Service Assistant

20

29

28

 Effective Fall 2011; non-substantive revisions July 25, 2016

General Information

Reynolds Community College

PAVE-DTC Room 444

P.O. Box 85622

Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Greta Tucker 
PAVE Program Coordinator 
804-523-5572 
Gtucker@reynolds.edu

Georgette Harris 
PAVE Internship Specialist 
804-523-5576
Gharris@reynolds.edu

Cheyenne Brumfield 
PAVE Office Support Specialist 
804-523-5572
CBrumfield@reynolds.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.