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Hospitality Hotel & Restaurant Certification | Learn More | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
Find fantastic careers in great companies like Marriott and Hilton hotels, Starwood Properties, Disney Resorts, Cruise ships, Airlines, Senior Care Facilities, Fine dining, to name a few.
A 10-12 week comprehensive training program developed by our instructors to give you industry recognized certificates through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), National Restaurant Association, Opera Property Management Software Training (used at the Front Office), T.I.P.S (Health Communications Inc.), Host U (Knowledge in Wines, Beer, Spirits and Non-Alcoholic Beverages), Delphi (optional for Sales & Catering) as well as CVENT (Event Management) . Students get an e-text book along with the My Hospitality Lab. Students also learn on the Moodle Learning System.
We also have Guest Speakers who visit our classes to educate our students on the ins and outs of the industry as well as to give advice on how to succeed.
We also arrange Field trips at different market segments so that students get to experience first-hand what it would be to work in different properties. We provide leads to students for employment and have had employers also visit us to hire our graduates prior to them graduating.
The Online Version
Students in this self-paced version of the class get an e-text book along with My Hospitality Lab. Students get to learn the course in the My Hospitality Lab as well as the Moodle Portal.
Upon successfully completing the course students get certified in Opera Property Management System (used in Hotel Front offices), Front Desk Rep Certification (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute), Host U Certifications (Knowledge in Wines, Beer, Spirits and Non-Alcoholic Beverages).
Students also get to study different case scenarios that are relevant to the industry.
Delphi (Sales & Catering Certification) is optional. The only time students come in the class is for the Final Servsafe Proctored Exams.
ServSafe Certification | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
Updated with the 2013 FDA Food Code. Certify your knowledge of the principles of safety and sanitation in the food service industry. A full time manager must have completed the food service sanitation program approved by the regulatory department within the past 3 years. At least one certified manager must be present at all hours of operation. **Source: www.servsafe.com regulatory information for the North Carolina jurisdiction.
Why choose us: Wake Tech offers great value for your training. Instruction is paced out over 16 hours (2-day training), and we make sure that you have time to prepare before the exam. Our instructors take time to give you the knowledge you need to apply your skills in the real world, not just prepare you for the Servsafe Exam. Our instructors are people who actually work in the industry in larger companies and have hands-on experience in real world scenarios. They will provide you with examples that you can take back to work and incorporate today.
- Food handling practices
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system for assuring food safety
- Personal hygiene habits
- Safety regulations
- Sanitary Facilities and Pest Management
ServSafe® in Online Format
Wake Tech offers SERVSAFE® training online, in addition to traditional (classroom) format. The traditional version is a two-day class for students who prefer instructor-led study and the chance to ask questions in real time. The online version is available for one month and is appropriate for those who prefer self-paced learning and flexible scheduling. Course content, testing, and certification are the same for both formats.
How to register for ServSafe® Online
Visit workforce.waketech.edu to sign up for the ServSafe® online course.
- Type ServSafe in the "Find a Class" search box.
- Once you’ve signed up, you will be given access to My Servsafe Lab, where you can access course materials.
- When selecting a class section, make sure to choose the online version – not the traditional version. ServSafe® online is taught in both English and Spanish.
Examination and Certification
- Your final exam will be taken on campus, once you’ve completed the online course.
- Your instructor will give you an exam date. Exams must be ordered, so dates may not be flexible.
- Bring the following to the final exam:
- Your official picture ID
- Cell phones are not allowed! Phones brought into the examination room will be collected and returned after the exam.
- The exam will be proctored. The proctor will give each student an exam session number and review National Restaurant Association rules before the exam begins.
- Exam results will be available in 10-14 business days. Exams are evaluated by the National Restaurant Association.
When you receive your exam results, you may generate your own certificate:
- Create a user ID and password in Servsafe.com.
- Type in your certificate number and your exam session number.
- Print your certificate.
If your employer is paying for the course, contact Sameer Pawa at [email protected] or 919-866-6158.
Need a ServSafe class offered at your location?
Contact us for information about customized classes for your employees. We also offer ServSafe classes taught in Spanish and Chinese.
Sameer Pawa [email protected] or 919-866-6158
Bartending | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
Prepare for employment in a field that's always in demand!
Learn the basics of bartending in this hands-on course and prepare yourself for employment in a field that is always in demand! You'll receive a thorough grounding in ABC law and alcohol awareness and responsibility. We certify you in TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) A dynamic, skills-based program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking by training servers, sellers, and consumers of alcohol. You'll also get hands-on instruction in bar setup and learn a variety of drink recipes .We also give you access to a program and get you certified in Knowledge of Wines, Beer, Spirits and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. You will get a certificate upon successful completion of all the modules.
Must be 18 years old or older.
How to Start a Food Truck Business | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
Are you interested in starting a food truck business? This course will show you how to be a part of the hottest dining trend around! You’ll find out what’s required to operate a mobile food unit safely and legally – licenses and permits; zoning laws; federal, state, and local regulations; health and safety concerns; taxes; and more. The course also includes business essentials such as creating a business plan, securing a business loan, budgeting, and costing. At the end of the course you’ll take the Servsafe Manager Certification Exam, which is mandatory for food truck operators.
OPERA Front Office Property Management System Training | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
The OPERA Property Management System (PMS) is designed to meet the varied requirements of any size hotel or hotel chain. OPERA PMS provides all the tools a hotel staff needs for day-to-day operations - handling reservations, checking guests in and out, assigning rooms and managing room inventory, accommodating in-house guest needs, and handling accounting and billing. The property management software is configurable to each property's specific requirements and operates in either single-property or multi-property mode, with all properties in a complex sharing a single database.
TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) | Register | Contact Coordinator
A dynamic, skills-based program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking by training servers, sellers, and consumers of alcohol.
Craft Beer Brewing | Details & Registration | Contact Coordinator
Craft Beer Brewing Part 1: Fermentation, Brewhouse, and Packaging Operations. Craft beer brewing is on the rise. This course will help prepare students for entry-level work in craft breweries. The course will involve hands-on training at various Wake County breweries and will explore fermentation, cellar operations, instruments, malting, hops, clarification, racking room operations, bottle shop operations, and more. Students will also produce beer as a group to show their understanding of principles learned in the classroom and field environments.
Additional Course Information: Students MUST be 21 years of age or older to take this course. Throughout the course students will be making field trips to Big Boss and Trophy Brewing companies were they will participate in and learn the commercial brewing processes.
Instructor Information: Thomas Vincent is the successful former pub brewer for Natty Greene's Brewing Company here in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Vincent has an extensive background in professional brewing from nearly ten years of diverse responsibilities in the profession and is soon opening his own brewery here in Wake County named the Compass Rose.