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Welcome to Hospitality and Culinary Arts

About Our Programs:
MCC offers four degree and certificate programs in hospitality and culinary arts, as well as two micro-credentials.  We offer 60 credit Associates of Science in both Hospitality Management and in Culinary Arts. We also offer 27 credit certificate programs in both Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, as well as 9 credit micro-credentials in Restaurant Supervision and Culinary Arts. These programs combine industry focused course work with general business management courses.

Culinary Arts courses are offered at our new Culinary Lab on our Lowell Campus in the Cowan Center. Specialized courses offered in this space include Culinary I, Culinary II, Baking I and Baking II. Other courses in this program include Food Science and Sanitation / Serv Safe Training, Food and Beverage Management and Food and Beverage Revenue and Cost Control.

Specialized hospitality courses include Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality Management, and Convention and Event Planning. Courses are offered on both the Lowell and Bedford campuses, as well as online. The Hospitality Management A.S. Degree and Certificate can also be completed 100% online. 

Both programs require an Internship course, which is a key component of the program, giving students real industry experience and a related course focused on career development and workplace issues.

About the Industry:
The hospitality industry is a growing and dynamic field. The MCC program prepares students for careers in this industry that include: restaurant management, hotel management, revenue management, sales, event and meeting planning, casino and cruise ship management, as well as culinary positions such as sous chef and kitchen manager.

Many students complete their Associates degree and transfer to Bachelor's degree programs at schools such as Salem State, Southern NH University, University of NH, U Mass Lowell, U Mass Amherst, Johnson and Wales, Endicott College, and Boston University. Other students obtain employment in the industry while completing their coursework. Our current and former students are employed at locations that include Sheraton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Best Western Hotels, Stonebridge Retirement Community, Webber Restaurant Group and Doubletree Hotels, to name a few.

Questions? Want to find out more? Contact Kim Morrissey, Program Coordinator at  or 978-656-3170.


Last Modified: 5/30/24