Blue Ridge CTC’s Food Service Retail Management program is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful, well-paying careers in the food service field.
Set a solid foundation in the food service field with our two-year Associate degree in Food Service and Retail 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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For food service managers annually.
For the employment of food service managers is projected from 2020 to 2030!
Projected for in-demand roles in the foodservice and retail management industry, 2020-30.
With the Food Service Retail Management Associate Degree, students gain industry-specific knowledge and skills around culinary foundations, leadership activities, customer service, human relations, and small business plans for food service operation.
Do you have the curiosity and commitment needed to innovate with food? With a degree in Food Service Retail Management, students learn industry-relevant skills for successful execution of premier roles in tourism, hospitality, and similar industries.
During the Associate in Applied Science in Food Service Retail Management program, students experience practical and industry-led course modules wherein they analyze, innovate, and collaborate in the culinary industry. Students learn essentials related to nutrition, safety, origins of food, food costing, product efficiency and more.
Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.
An associate degree in Food Service Retail Management allows students experience a comprehensive curriculum and practical experience to gain leadership, critical thinking, customer service, and human relationship management skills.
Our degree nurtures students with advanced knowledge in core areas like measuring and portioning, food history, food costing, product efficiency, culinary artistry, safety and sanitation, origins of food, and more. Students will also assist in the maintenance of a functional retail operation to prepare for real jobs. The curriculum helps students:
Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
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.
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.
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 their performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
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.
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.
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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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.