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Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute

Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute

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

Casino Dealer School Information Sessions 
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.

Culinary and Wine Brochure

Tempt your taste buds with delicious demonstrations, hands-on cooking and wine and beer classes!
Summer 2016 Noncredit Culinary and Wine BrochurePDF 

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Continuing Education 

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 
Bartender Certification 
Certification in Food Sanitation


Welcome to the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute and to an exciting future in the hospitality industry!  We have scheduled our fall student orientation to assist you in preparation for the upcoming semester.  At this meeting you will have a chance to meet with program staff and your instructors. Instructors will share important information about HCAT policy and classroom procedures. We have scheduled two dates and two locations for your convenience. 

If you are a Baking & Pastry student, you may want to attend the orientation scheduled at our main campus in Arnold where most of your classes will take place.  If you are a Culinary Arts student, you may want to attend the session in Glen Burnie where most of your classes will take place. 

July 28, 2016 6:00pm-7:30pm                    

HCAT Glen Burnie                                      

HCAT Student Resource Center               

7438 Ritchie Highway Glen Burnie, MD  21061                                  

August 18, 2016, 6:00pm -7:30pm

Anne Arundel Community College

Humanities Building, Room 214

101 College Parkway Arnold, MD  21122

Please confirm your attendance indicating which session you will attend by contacting Christina DeCastro at 410-777-2114 or by email at cdecastro1@aacc.edu.

New! Summer 2016 Credit Schedule of Classes PDF          
          Fall 2016 Credit Schedule of Classes
Search for credit courses - HCAT sections begin with HRM. Register today!

New! Summer 2016 Noncredit Schedule of Classes  PDF

          Fall 2016 Noncredit Schedule of Classes PDF

Find exciting food and culinary noncredit classes. Register today!  

Credit 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 – Hotel/Restaurant Management, 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.

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.v

Hear what some of our alumni had to say about their time at the HCAT Institute:

HCAT Alumni Beyond the Classroom

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