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Become Part of the Growing Hospitality Industry

Dec. 2, 2011

            Northern Anne Arundel County residents interested in the growing hospitality industry can get their training close to home by signing up for courses leading to a certificate or associate degree at Anne Arundel Community College’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute in Glen Burnie, 7438 Ritchie Highway.

            Registration is under way for the spring term, which has classes beginning Jan. 18, Jan. 30 and March 12. The HCAT Institute offers a range of options, whether you want to be in the kitchen, taking courses such as “Cooking Techniques 1 and 2” (HRM 123 and 205), “Advanced Cooking and Theory” (HRM 225) and “International and American Regional Cooking” (HRM 223) or managing an operation with courses such as “Food and Beverage Operations Management” (HRM 251), “Catering Management” (HRM 253) and “Purchasing and Cost Controls” (HRM 260). In addition, you can earn the “Certification in Sanitation” (HRM 119) important in the restaurant business.

            Later in the spring, AACC will offer new credit courses and a continuing education certificate in Casino and Gaming Operations to prepare students to work in the gaming industry. The noncredit courses include “Introduction to Gaming Industry” (CLN 396), “Cash Handling and Cage Operations” (CLN 398) and “Introduction to Games of Chance” (CLN 397).

            AACC’s Hospitality Business Management degree option is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). The Culinary Arts degree option is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation’s Accrediting Commission (ACFFAC). AACC’s program also features a unique international internship that places culinary students in the kitchens of resort hotels and restaurants along Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

            For information, visit  or call 410-777-2398 or 1-866--456-HCAT (4228).