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FastTrack Hospitality & Culinary Program

BCC Fastrack Hospitality Program

Berkshire Community College is pleased to present the web-based Fast-Track Hospitality & Culinary Program offering four certificate programs.

Our four certificate programs are currently full, but we will be offering Serv Safe Food Handler, Serv Safe Allergen and Serv Safe Alcohol Server Training for FREE starting in April 2022.

All of these Serv Safe programs will be web-based and you can sign up for one or all three. All programs are available in English and Spanish. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to reserve your spot today!

Applicants can choose from the following three certificate programs:

Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Contact the BCC Workforce Development office: 

Email: workshops@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–2127

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We are preparing our next Fast-Track Certificate program for the Summer of 2022, to learn more about the programs please use the drop -down buttons:

  • Certificate in Hospitality Core Skills – Front of the House

    This certificate program offers a customer service focused training that allows participants to receive an industry recognized certification as a Certified Front Desk Representative. Students will also receive training in the business of hospitality and tourism, communication practices, conflict resolution, team building, interviewing skills, and understanding unconscious bias.

    Estimated hours to complete certificate: 30 hours

  • Certificate in Hospitality Supervision

    This certificate program focuses on developing supervisory skills of managers or up and coming managers. Students will also receive training in the business of hospitality and tourism, communication practices, conflict resolution, team building, interviewing skills, and understanding unconscious bias.

    Estimated hours to complete certificate: 30 hours

  • Certificate in Beverage Service

    This certificate focuses on learning barista skills and includes an onsite practicum at Currency Coffee in Pittsfield, MA. Students will also receive training in the business of hospitality and tourism, communication practices, conflict resolution, team building, interviewing skills, and understanding unconscious bias.

    Estimated hours to complete certificate: 30 hours

  • Certificate in Hospitality Culinary Skills – Back of the House

    This certificate program focuses on completing the Culinary Foundations level 1 & 2 with the Rouxbe online culinary school. This program is overseen by a local facilitator and is the most comprehensive training offered through the Fast-Track program. Participants are given up to 24 weeks to complete this program and will be awarded college credits that can be applied to the BCC for-credit Culinary program.

    Estimated hours to complete certificate: 120 Hours

Our current cohort for the Fast-Track Culinary and Hospitality program is full and no longer accepting applications.