Earn an Associate Degree in Catering and Hospitality Management

Blue Ridge CTC’s Catering and Hospitality Management associate degree allows students to begin their journey towards entry to the culinary workforce. Enroll to obtain the practical skill-sets needed for a successful career in the food service and hospitality industry.

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Enroll in a Catering and Hospitality Management Program Designed for You

The Blue Ridge CTC Catering and Hospitality Management program is designed to fit regional industry needs and allow students to prepare for a successful career.

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Set a solid foundation in the culinary arts field with a two-year associate degree in Catering and Hospitality Management. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Average Salary

For food service managers annually.

15 %

Job Growth

Is predicted for job roles like food service managers from 2020 to 2030.


New Jobs

Openings are projected each year in the food service sector, on average between 2020 -30.

    • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 46,200 job openings for food service managers are projected each year, on average.
    • BLS calculated the median annual wage of food service managers as $59,440
    • As per BLS, employment for food service managers is predicted to grow 15% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Why Select an Associate Degree in Catering and Hospitality Management?

With a flexible and affordable catering and hospitality management program, you pave the way for a promising career in the thriving food service and hospitality industry. Our program includes:

    • Advanced exposure to classical culinary and essential business processes.
    • Sound knowledge of the application of techniques for food cost management.
    • Transferable skills like leadership and communication.
    • Experienced culinary experts who bring real-life experience into the classroom.

Prepare for a Promising Career With a Catering and Hospitality Management Degree

Do you have a passion and curiosity for culinary arts? Blue Ridge CTC’s Catering and Hospitality Management degree is the stepping stone to learn about nutrition, hospitality, and restaurant management. Our program incorporates hands-on training in a state of the art culinary academy.

Our program is designed to teach students about nutrition, safety, sanitation, origins of food, hospitality, restaurant management, marketing, and business plan creation. Students gain transferable skills like team building, leadership, and communication that transforms them into professionals ready to enter the workforce.

Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Catering and Hospitality Management from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.


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On-campus, Hybrid


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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Catering and Hospitality Management Degree, students learn the core knowledge and skill-sets of catering and hospitality management to enter growing industries like tourism and hospitality.

In the Catering and Hospitality Management program, students learn classical culinary and baking techniques, sanitation, food purchasing and costing, catering management, and basic business processes to prepare for real-time workforce entry. Students learn:

    • Foundation knowledge of organized and sanitary workstations.
    • Accurate food measuring and portioning.
    • Standardized recipes and production procedures.
    • Procedures and techniques for controlling food costs.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Blue Ridge CTC associate degree in Catering and Hospitality Management? We can help!

The Catering and Hospitality Management program at Blue Ridge CTC lets you meet your career goals quickly and with affordability. It lays a strong foundation to help you thrive in the hospitality industry. Through a mix of practical and soft skills, our graduates are well prepared for a successful career in the culinary industry.
The Blue Ridge CTC Associate of Applied Science in Catering and Hospitality program does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission to on-campus or online Associate Degree Programs. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
Admission requirements for the Blue Ridge CTC Catering and Hospitality Management program include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
When exploring a degree in Catering and Hospitality Management, be sure to explore the following items:
  • Accreditation by recognized authorities
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Job prospects and placement assistance
  • Financial aid to qualified applicants
With the Blue Ridge CTC Associate Degree In Catering And Hospitality Management, you experience exposure to a holistic curriculum. Students learn about organized and sanitary workstations, accurate measuring and portioning, identifying and describing procedures and techniques for controlling food costs, safely handling and operating knives and kitchen equipment, culinary art, and other soft skills.
With a Catering and Hospitality Management associate degree, you will be eligible to work in a variety of roles such as catering manager, chef, conference center manager, event manager, hotel manager, public house manager, and more.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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