Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Program Locations: Hastings Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Business, Marketing and Management

Explore the exciting careers available in the hospitality industry while gaining practical experience in classes, field trips to food and equipment shows, hotel tours and internships with local hotels and restaurants. Our Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts graduates are highly sought after by industry employers. You’ll be able to specialize in culinary arts, hotel management and restaurant management.

Culinary Arts

You’ll gain hands-on experience in food preparation and service through assignments in the operation of our on-campus Woodlands Dining Room. Our faculty give you the opportunity to work independently in planning menus, selecting recipes, planning work schedules, pre-costing menu items and preparing and serving each item. You’ll also develop skills in baking, sauce preparation, soups, garde-manger and entrees.

Hospitality Services

As a hotel and motel management student, you’ll study hotel law, housekeeping management, convention and group business, front office procedures and hospitality management. You’ll gain experience with industry front office computer software and have the opportunity for internships with local hotels and motels.

Late Night Bite @ Woodlands

The Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program at Central Community College will be offering our upscale dining experience. Late Night Bite @ Woodlands offers a wonderful meal prepared by the program students. The meal consists of an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, artisan breads and dessert. We invite you to make a reservation filling out the following form. We ask that when making reservations via the form, you include your name and phone number, date of reservation and number in your party. This will be on a first come, first served basis.

  • Wednesday, February 24 and Wednesday, March 31.
  • Hastings Campus, Platte Building, Woodlands @ Central Dining Room
  • Costs of appetizer, artisan breads, soup or salad, entrée, and tea or coffee range between $20.00-29.00 per person.
  • Alcohol is served with a 2-glass limit. Please bring identification.

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What will it cost?

At 2020-21 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,741

Non-residents - $9,639

These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $92 $15 $107
Non Resident $138 $15 $153

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How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 14-18 credits a semester for 4 semesters

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

What careers can I have?

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