Hospitality Technologies provides students with the knowledge and skills required for a range of positions in food service, lodging, and health care. Degree programs are available for Culinary Arts, Dietetic Technology, Nutrition Science, Hospitality Management, and Pastry Arts. These programs, except Dietetic Technology, require cooperative education experience. In addition, certificates in Culinary Arts and Dietary Management are available. All programs include professional management courses certified by the National Restaurant Association.
This department includes the renowned Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) at Cincinnati State. The Midwest Culinary Institute is a nationally recognized center for culinary education. Associate’s degrees and certificates lead to entry-level work opportunities and to continuing education for the baccalaureate degree. In addition, the Institute offers an array of professional development opportunities and non-credit community classes. Its state-of-the-art facilities, located in the Advanced Technology & Learning Center at Cincinnati State, 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.
Paula Kirch Smith