Food and Nutrition / Food Service Management

Fresno city college offers a wide array of certificates and degrees in Food and Nutrition and Food Service Management that meets the needs of students with a variety of interests and career goals.



  • Food Service Management, Child Nutrition (F.5692.CA)
  • Food and Nutrition, Dietary Aide (F.5750.CN)
  • Food and Nutrition Dietetic Service Supervisor (F.5681.CA)
  • Food Service Management (F.5691.CA)
  • Food and Nutrition (F.5682.CA)

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Nickolas Lucio, Counselor

Jonathan Davey, Food Service Management Instructor

Kristen Stenger, Food and Nutrition Instructor

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

Food Service Management Certificate

Tuition at Fresno City College is $46 per unit. A student will need to complete 34.5-38 units for this certificate, with a potential total of $1,587-$1,748 in tuition costs. Financial Aid can cover tuition costs and is available if a student is eligible. Attend or review our Financial Aid Zoom workshop noted above.

Required Fees:

  • Health fee ($21 per semester, $13 if off campus/online per semester)
  • Associated Student Body fee ($2 per semester, but opportunity to waive the fee at the time of registration if the student so chooses)
  • Material fees ($220 effective Fall 2020)

 Optional fees:

  • Parking pass ($30 per semester) - This is not applicable for the 2020 Fall Semester.
  • Student ID card ($5)

Cost for required uniform: The required uniform is primarily covered by the materials fee noted above with the exception of the kitchen appropriate shoes. The black, closed-toe, non-skid, leather or rubber upper shoes (no suede or fabric uppers) cost between $30 and $50.

A student can pay in one or a combination of ways: directly using a credit card, through a grant (review our Financial Aid videos below for grant information), or with a scholarship or fee waiver through partner programs:

The Food Service Management certificate is designed to prepare the student for a role in managing a commercial kitchen. This includes restaurants, hospitals, schools, food trucks, etc. It is important to note that in addition to a formal education, experience working as a cook in kitchens is required for advancement to management positions.

Yes! The Food Service Management certificate is stackable — the units count — toward an associate degree in Food Service Management or can be used as undergraduate coursework to transfer to a 4-year college or university of higher education.

Every 4-year college accepts coursework differently, however, several of the courses transfer to Fresno State and can be used for their Science, Nutrition, or Culinary Programs.

This Food Services Management program uses the same registration system as all California Community Colleges. A student must apply through CCCApply in order to receive a student identification number to register for classes. Once you have a student identification number, we can arrange for a counselor appointment to discuss the program and/or assist with registration through WebAdvisor.

The Food Services Management certificate is designed to deliver 13 courses for a total of 34.5-38 units. Most classes are taught over a period of 9 weeks for each course. In typical scheduling this can occur within two semesters, but currently due to COVID-19 related-issues some classes are unable to be scheduled. The program will schedule these classes as soon as possible to allow students to finish the coursework.

The Food Services Management certificate instructor(s) can assist with job placement opportunities.