Restaurant Management Program
Get the Skills and Practical Experience to Manage Restaurants Professionally
Restaurant Management students at OCI learn through a combination of lecture, demonstration and extensive practice in kitchen labs. As a student in these programs you’ll also work in the school’s open-to-the-public restaurant which gives you valuable practical experience prior to your professional externship and graduation.
Successful graduates of our Restaurant Management Programs can enter the professional world with confidence. You can feel fully prepared for the challenges and rewards of a successful career in this industry.
There are two program paths to choose from:
Restaurant Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: 64 Weeks
The Restaurant Management AAS Program is designed to prepare graduates for a management career in a wide variety of food service industry work settings, including owning your own business.
The core curriculum covers basic culinary arts, food and beverage service, wine studies, dining room management, costing and analysis, marketing principles, human resource management, and the development of essential communication skills. Related business management studies and general education rounds out the program.
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|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Extern Hours||Quarter Credits|
|CUL111||Introduction to Professional Cuisine||40||60||7.0|
|CUL121||Cooking Methods and Flavor Essentials||40||60||7.0|
|RMT110||Beverage Service and Mixology||20||2.0|
|RMT130||Dining Room Essentials||20||2.0|
|RMT141||Restaurant Management Operations I||20||100||7.0|
|RMT150||Fundamentals of Restaurant Marketing||20||2.0|
|RMT161||Food and Beverage Systems Management||30||3.0|
|RMT170||Oenology and Viticulture||20||2.0|
|RMT220||Labor Costing and Analysis||20||2.0|
|RMT230||Wine Regions of the World||20||2.0|
|RMT241||Restaurant Management Operations II||20||100||7.0|
|RMT260||Advanced Restaurant Marketing||20||2.0|
|RMT270||Restaurant Management Capstone||20||2.0|
|RMT297||Restaurant Practical Externship||20||240||8.0|
|General Education Requirements|
|SOC105||Food in Popular Culture||20||2.0|
|HUM170||Food Ethics and Social Responsibility||40||4.0|
|COM151||Communications in Diverse Organizations||40||4.0|
|ENG115||Introduction to College Writing||20||20||3.0|
|ENG221||Writing the Research Paper||20||20||3.0|
|ACC110||Fundamentals of Accounting||40||4.0|
Restaurant Management Diploma: 32 Weeks
The Restaurant Management Diploma Program is designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level position in a variety of food-service industry work settings. This shorter program covers basic culinary arts, food and beverage service, wine studies, dining room management, computer applications, marketing principles, human resource management, and the development of essential communication skills.
The Restaurant Management Diploma Program allows graduates to enter the professional world a little sooner, while the AAS Degree program provides higher-level, management career preparation.
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Course Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Extern Hours Quarter Credits
CUL111 Introduction to Professional Cuisine 40 60 7.0
CUL121 Cooking Methods and Flavor Essentials 40 60 7.0
RMT110 Beverage Service and Mixology 20 2.0
RMT130 Dining Room Essentials 20 2.0
RMT141 Restaurant Management Operations I 20 100 7.0
RMT150 Fundamentals of Restaurant Marketing 20 2.0
RMT161 Food and Beverage Systems Management 30 3.0
RMT170 Oenology and Viticulture 20 2.0
RMT220 Labor Costing and Analysis 20 2.0
RMT230 Wine Regions of the World 20 2.0
RMT260 Advanced Restaurant Marketing 20 2.0
RMT270 Restaurant Management Capstone 20 2.0
RMT297 Restaurant Practical Externship 20 240 8.0
Total 290 220 240 48.0
General Education Requirements
SOC105 Food in Popular Culture 20 2.0
COM131 Workplace Communications 30 3.0
Total 50 5.0
Program Total 340 220 240 53.0
Which Program is Right for You?
A friendly and knowledgeable OCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you explore which Restaurant Management Program best fits your goals.
For more information and to contact OCI Admissions, complete the form on the side of this page to receive a 28-Page Program Guide, or call 1.888.OCI.CHEF (1.888.624.2433) to speak with an Admissions Representative right away.