Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS)
The AAS degree is designed to prepare students for immediate entry or advancement into employment requiring specialised skills. The degree consists of at least sixty (60) college credits of which at least twenty (20) credits must be general education. An AAS degree programme does not necessarily prepare an individual for entry into the junior (3rd) year of a four-year institution.
The goal of an AAS is to earn a degree, which should lead to a productive career in a field requiring specialised training. Some AAS degrees may articulate into upper level programmes. If a decision is made at a later date to attend a university, additional course work may be required at the freshman or sophomore level.
Associate of Applied Science (Culinary Arts)
This two-year programme is designed to prepare students to meet the needs of the food service industry. Course offerings emphasise practical application, a strong theoretical knowledge base and provides the critical competencies to successfully meet industry demands. The programme is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and includes core courses, electives and general education requirements. Students complete a 12-week internship at a local hotel or restaurant where they will rotate through different sections of a kitchen.
Associate of Applied Science (Hospitality Management)
Tourism remains a cornerstone of Bermuda’s economy and this two-year programme is designed to prepare students to enter the hospitality industry on a management-training track either locally or overseas. It includes both theoretical and practical components. Courses about front-line hospitality processes are combined with those on facilities management and business practices. A core part of the programme is the work experience that students acquire during the training component in hospitality organisations either in Bermuda or overseas.
A diploma programme is designed to provide the graduate with skills and competencies for immediate employment in the particular occupational field, but to a higher-level training standard than attained in a certificate programme. Diploma programmes consist of courses that are part of an associate degree programme.
Students in this programme may be able to transfer some of these credits into an associate degree programme at a later time depending on the programme of study. These programmes may be more appropriate for non-traditional students, who have two or more years of related work experience. The required years of experience will depend upon the programme or discipline.
Diploma in Culinary Arts
This programme provides students with basic education and training in culinary arts and is designed for those students who want to enter the workforce directly after graduation. The programme is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Course offerings emphasise practical applications and follow the ACF curriculum. Students complete a 12- week internship at a local hotel or restaurant where they will rotate through different sections of a kitchen.
Diploma in Food & Beverage Management
This diploma has been developed to provide persons working in the food and beverage industry the opportunity to receive academic qualifications. It is designed for persons who have joined the industry without any formal certification in the field and requires work experience in the field for a minimum of five (5) years, or approval from the Dean, or that the person possesses an associates degree or higher. This diploma will allow students to formalise their training and experience.
Diploma in Hospitality Management
This programme provides students with the basic education and training in Hospitality Management and is designed for students who want to enter the workforce directly after graduation. Students will complete a 12 week internship programme in hospitality organisations where they will rotate through the front and back of the house departments.
Certified Restaurant Server
The American Hotel and Lodging Association Certified Restaurant Server program teaches the knowledge and skills you need to excel as a server in the industry. Our Restaurant Server training is forged on the industry tables, with real-life practical work environments that range from casual dining to 5-star dining experiences.
Our Restaurant Server training will cover the art of table service, effective techniques, and dealing with difficult customers. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has been a primary source of these certifications.
The certification requires a certain level of knowledge and experience. Practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge both are important phases of learning in the restaurant industry. This program offers a perfect combination of both practical and theoretical methods.
Professional & Continuing Education Course
Bartending FAB 815
A course designed for the person who wishes to become a professional bartender or the person who wants to know more about mixology, liqueurs and wine.