OFFICE: Building K, Room 14, 516.572.7344
CHAIRPERSON: Anne Cubeta, Anne.Cubeta@ncc.edu
FACULTY: C. Argento, L. Boire, A. Bruno, T. Field, M. Johnston, M. Sanli, E. Schafler
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: S. Bynum, R. Madura
COURSES OFFERED: Hospitality Business (HTL), Nutrition (NTR)
These professionally oriented programs offer students the opportunity to specialize
in coursework related to the hospitality industry, and culminate in the A.A.S. and
A.S. degrees and certificates. Students are prepared for professional and middle management
positions in various areas of the industries. Hotel students may anticipate employment
positions in various operations such as: guest service representation, hotel front
desk, housekeeping, and auditing. Restaurant Management students find employment as
food and beverage managers, food service directors, and banquet and catering managers.
An A.S. degree in Food and Nutrition prepares students for careers in Nutrition Education and Dietetics.
Specialized courses provide students with a wide range of knowledge in the industry.
Students are exposed to current culinary laboratory and food production methods. In
addition, on-the-job training is provided through a cooperative work experience program
conducted with local industry professionals. A fully equipped laboratory features
all the facilities necessary for students to prepare and serve meals. Computer Labs
are used to assist the students in teaching the Hotel Front Office course, the Food
and Beverage Operations course and the Food and Beverage Merchandising course. A state
of the art dietary analysis program prepares students for healthcare facilities.
A course of study is available for certification in Dietary Management and Food Service
Technology. Unique work study and course opportunities in Europe and Walt Disney World
are offered. Students are required to work at special food and beverage functions
offered to the college community as part of their coursework.
The A.S. degree in Food and Nutrition is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year
program in Nutrition with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. The program
provides the foundation courses, science courses and Food Service Management courses
required by the Academic of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (formerly American Dietetic
Association) for four-year programs in Dietetics, enabling students to transfer to
these institutions with ease.
The Dietary Management one-year certificate program is for those students desiring
certification as a Dietary Manager. The program is fully accredited by the Association
of Nutrition and Food service Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association)
and will combine our current course offerings with a Registered Dietitian supervised
field experience. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Dietary Managers Association
(DMA) and will be qualified to sit for the national credentialing exam to become a
Certified Dietary Manager (CDM). The coursework will also allow the students to earn
30 college credits towards an A.A.S. degree in Food Service Management.
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Dietary Management Certificate
Food and Nutrition (A.S.)
Food Service Administration, Restaurant Management (A.A.S.)
Food Service Technology Certificate
Hotel Technology Administration (A.A.S.)