Hospitality Technologies

Hospitality Technologies provides students with the knowledge and skills required for a range of positions in food service, lodging, and health care.

The department includes the Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) at Cincinnati State, a nationally-recognized center for culinary education.

Associate’s degrees and certificates lead to entry-level work opportunities and support continued education for the baccalaureate degree. In addition, the MCI offers an array of professional development opportunities and non-credit community classes.

The MCI's state-of-the-art facilities, located in the Advanced Technology & Learning Center on Cincinnati State's Clifton Campus, feature eight distinctive kitchens, a decorating lab, butcher shop and fish shop, demonstration studio, restaurant, and restaurant kitchen. The instructional kitchens include individual work stations for each student. An advanced multimedia system is built into the facility and supports the integration of computer technology into the curriculum.

Degree programs are available for:

  • Brewing Science
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dietetic Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Pastry Arts
  • Pre-Nutrition Science

These programs include cooperative education work experience or other forms of experiential education or service learning.

Hospitality Technologies also offer three certificates:

  • Brewing Sales and Marketing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dietary Management

All certificate programs include professional management courses certified by the National Restaurant Association.

For more information, please contact the Business Technologies Division at (513) 569-1620.