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Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute

Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute
Schedule of Classes


Spring 2017 Credit Schedule of ClassesPDF

Search for credit courses - HCAT sections begin with HRM. Register today!


Winter 2017 Noncredit Schedule of ClassesPDF

Spring 2017 Noncredit Schedule of ClassesPDF

Find exciting food and culinary noncredit classes. Register today!  

Winter 2017 Noncredit Culinary and Wine BrochurePDF 
Tempt your taste buds with delicious demonstrations, hands-on cooking and wine and beer classes! Register today!  

Casino Dealer School
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#14. Anne Arundel Community College-Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism Institute-Arnold, Maryland 

HCAT is Maryland's premier choice for culinary and hospitality education, offering accredited degrees and certificates.


The HCAT Institute provides training to enter the hospitality industry, as well as expand and enhance skills for those already working in these areas.  HCAT's Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by both the American Culinary Federation Foundation's Accrediting Commission and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.  Students may select from three options - Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts or Hospitality Business Management.  Additionally, HCAT offers seven certificates that will prepare you for employment and can also build toward a degree.

We are pleased to offer our students unique opportunities including an Italian Culinary Internship, professional student clubs, competitive teams and scholarship opportunities.


Industry specific job training for students interested in pursuing new opportunities or for those currently in the industry but requiring additional training is available in the following areas. 
Dealer School  - Prepare to become a table game dealer at any of the six Maryland casinos with training at AACC.  Attend an information session to learn more.
Bartender Certification  - Master the fundamentals of mixing drinks to successfully become a bartender.   Testing for National Restaurant Association Education Foundation ServSafe Alcohol® Advanced.
Certification in Food Sanitation - Study the flow of food from receiving through storage, prep and service.  Testing for National Restaurant Association Education Foundation ServSafe® Food Protection Manager.

Food and Wine Enthusiasts
The HCAT Institute also offers a variety of noncredit cooking classes for beginners and culinary experts alike in the areas of Cooking Demonstrations, Entertaining and Lifestyle, Food and Society, Hands-on Cooking,Tasting Series and Wine and Beer Academy.

We are supporters of Restaurant Association of Maryland.