Restaurant Management Technical Diploma

A man standing in a restaurant.

When you want more from your restaurant career

It’s time to elevate your restaurant career. Become the leader you were meant to be.

With the Restaurant Management technical diploma, you’ll prepare for front of the house management positions at restaurants, entertainment venues, and many other facilities. You’ll learn to smoothly run food and beverage operations to keep customers coming back – and to perhaps own your own restaurant one day.

Program Code: 301096

To be successful, restaurants need skilled professionals to run the “front of the house” operations. As a graduate of the Restaurant Management technical diploma, you will be prepared for food/beverage positions in restaurants, banquet/meeting facilities, hotel food/beverage outlets, cafeterias, health facilities, entertainment facilities and so much more! Quality service, restaurant financials, restaurant management, food production, beverage service, marketing and promotion are just a few of the skills you will learn. The curriculum includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certifications. Credits from this technical diploma are fully embedded into the Hospitality Management associate degree.

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Hospitality Management, 101092

Some credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this degree:

Culinary Specialist, 313162

Employment Potential

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  • Front Line Supervisor
  • Cafeteria Manager
  • Dietary Supervisor
  • Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor
  • Food Production Supervisor
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Restaurant Manager

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Catering Director
  • Food Service Director
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food and Beverage Director

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Restaurant Management technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

10-109-126 Hospitality Finance is typically offered in the spring. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss options.

Program Outcomes

  • Plan the operations within a hospitality organization.
  • Organize hospitality resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control hospitality processes/procedures.

Industry Credentials

Students will earn these certifications upon successful completion of the following courses.

Restaurant Management (American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute Hotel/Restaurant Management Certification)

Hospitality Finance (American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting Certification)

Principles of Sanitation (National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Manager Certification)