Assistant Restaurant Manager Certificate

Success in the hospitality industry is as much about people skills as it is technical knowledge. If you see yourself using your culinary arts education in a management role, perhaps as a banquet manager, food and beverage director, or food service supervisor, you'll benefit from the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain from your management courses in the real-world settings of the Tartan Bistro and Sweet Scots Bakery.

Contact (815) 479-7511 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,581.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 26

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Assistant Restaurant Manager Certificate (CIP 12.0504)

Total Assistant Restaurant Manager Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,159 $8,557.9 $12,030.98 $12,030.98
Additional Costs $1,422.5 $1,422.5 $1,422.5 $1,422.5
Program Total $4,581.5 $9,980.4 $13,453.48 $13,453.48

What makes MCC's Assistant Restaurant Manager Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has worked closely with restaurant owners, managers, and hospitality-related businesses in the district to develop a curriculum to address the type of skill sets that they need to develop to fill vacant positions. These advisory board members have consistently advised of the need for advanced alcohol service training and hospitality management training.
  • Many of the classes required for this certificate are stackable into our culinary or pastry AAS degrees.
  • The college has partnered with Woodstock North High School and Crystal Lake South High School to offer dual credit opportunities where appropriate.
  • The certificate program includes experience in the back of the house and front of the house for both baking and culinary disciplines. MCC is one of the few culinary programs to have both a student-run bakery and a restaurant.
  • Our culinary certificates lead to transfer opportunities in hospitality management programs that offer bachelor’s degrees.
    • MCC has articulation agreements for hospitality programs with Southern Illinois University and guaranteed admission agreements with Northern Illinois University, and Roosevelt University.

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Assistant Restaurant Manager Certificate?

The Chicagoland metropolitan area supports and is expected to continue to support, the need for a significant number of people in hospitality-related careers.

Outside the Classroom

In addition to standard coursework, you have the opportunity to enroll in a working classroom via Tartan Bistro, our student-run restaurant, and Sweet Scots, our student-run bakery. With department chair permission, you may also apply to be paid interns in either the student-run bakery or restaurant.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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