Choose a Program
Learn more about about culinary and hospitality programs or choose from a number of industry-recognized certificates to add to your skills and resumé.
According to servsafe.com, “A food handler is defined by law as a person who works in a food facility and performs any duties that involve the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility.”
State law requires all food handlers to have a California Food Handler Card within 30 days of being hired. However, the requirements may vary depending on your county so please make sure to check the food handling procedures in your specific area.
Go to ServSafe for more information about how to become certified!
As part of the Doing What Matters grant funding, the Community Colleges system is able to sponsor students for their certification. Please contact the Deputy Sector Navigator for Retail/Hospitality and Tourism, Ruth Cossio-Muniz, for more information. Ruth@laocrht.org (714) 564-5521.
Guest Service Gold®
Guest Service Gold is both a training and certification program. It is designed to help employees become guest service-oriented. This training, also provided by the Doing What Matters grant project, can assist any student to learn about providing optimal customer service no matter what career pathway they choose. Through the classroom courses, participants will learn how to create a satisfying and unique experience for each guest. They will learn how to spotlight their strengths while continuing to develop their customer service weaknesses.
One of the best benefits of becoming a Certified Guest Service Gold Professional (CGSP) is that the training can be implemented in any service-oriented industry. Great customer service is a valuable quality that almost all employers look for.
Please visit the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute website by clicking HERE to learn more!
You may also contact the Deputy Sector Navigator for Retail/Hospitality and Tourism, Ruth Cossio-Muniz, for more information. Ruth@laocrht.org (714) 564-5521.
CareerReady 101 is an interactive, online learning system that allows students to explore different career possibilities. After registering your students with the California Community Colleges system, your students will have access to these training modules 24 hours, 7 days a week from any computer or laptop! Throughout the course, they will have the ability to work on Foundational (reading, math, problem solving) and Soft Skills that include the following:
- Customer Service
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
- Work Discipline
- Working in Teams
By completing this training, students will have gained knowledge for career planning, job searching, and financial literacy that allows them to have a better understanding when it comes to choosing a career best suited for them.