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HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT- PROSPECTUS
REFRESHER COURSES AND SERVICES TARGETING COUNTY GOVERNMENT ENTITIES
Contact person: Olive Tole Maganga - HOD- Hospitality Management department: Mobile – 0700 201 445
ATTACHMENT FOR TRAINEES
For a trainee to graduate in any of the above courses, it is mandatory to be attached to various establishments that offer hospitality services. This is meant for exposure to real practical experience before finally joining the industry on completion of the course.
COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CBET)
CBET is the future in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The department envisages to roll out a CBET course in Housekeeping Level 3 as the pioneer; other courses are in the pipeline.
EXPECTATIONS AFTER TRAINING
Graduates from our department are expected to work in food production, service and accommodation units in the hospitality industry. The hotel and catering industry at large has found our products competent to serve in their organizations. Moreover, trainees are encouraged to be entrepreneurial in creating jobs.
There are a range of careers open from these courses in a variety of areas such as hotels, institutions, restaurants, hospitals, entertainment and leisure properties, airlines and sea-lines, members clubs, laundry plants and shops. One can also be self- employed owing to the entrepreneurial skills imparted in all our graduates.
CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION SERVICE AND SALES
CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN CATERING AND ACCOMMODATION OPERATIONS
These two courses run for two modules where each module takes three terms. Those applying for these courses must have D (plain) in KCSE OR Artisan Certificate in Food and Beverage Production, Service and Sales. At the end of each module, the trainee is expected to sit for Kenya National Examination Council examination before proceeding to the next module.
Admission for module one is done in May and Module two in September of each calendar year. The course is designed to impart supervisory and operative skills in the trainee.
ARTISAN CERTIFICATE IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION SERVICE AND SALES
Those applying for this course must have a D- (minus) at KCSE OR KCPE Certificate. The course takes four terms. Admission is done in January of each calendar year. The course is designed to impart operative skills in the trainee.
Production training in session
COURSES IN THE DEPARTMENT
DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
DIPLOMA IN CATERING AND ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT
The diploma programmes expose trainees to the operational intricacies of running a hospitality establishment. They also expose them to the supervisory and management areas necessary to equip them with management skills. Within the three-year modules, the trainees are exposed to an intense, all-round kind of training to prepare them for work in the hospitality industry.
To acquire a diploma in these courses, one has to take three modules and each module runs for three terms. At the end of each module, the trainee is expected to sit for the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) examination before proceeding to the next module.
Those applying for these courses must have a mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE OR either Certificate in Food and Beverage Production, Service and Sales OR Craft Certificate in Catering and Accommodation Operations. Admission for module one is done in May and modules two and three in September.
Restaurant training in session
OLIVE TOLE MAGANGA - HOD-HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
The department was started in 1995 by the government, offering Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage Service and Sales. It received donations of some large and small equipment from GTZ, as a prerequisite to teaching of the course. The department has grown and expanded so that it now offers courses from artisan to diploma levels. As the largest technical college in Taita- Taveta County, Hospitality department has also come up with some part-time courses whose targets are the local women groups and hotels/hospitals/ schools catering staff. The aim of training the local women is to give them knowledge of adding value to the local foods and preservation methods that will ensure healthy feeding and food security for the county.
In 2009, the department received the honours of being made a Centre of Excellence (CEO) in the region in conjunction with the sister department of Tourism- thus being Centre of Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism Management. It is in this same vein that the COE received a grant that enabled it to build and equip Tsavo Sapphire Hotel and a Food Processing Unit. These are intended for learning and production unit purposes where there is a bakery and yoghurt processing units.
Academically, Hospitality management department has continued to shine not only in internal examinations but external also, by being the best performing department of CIT in KNEC examinations, holding first position from 2016 to 2019. The department has also participated in exhibitions where innovations of food and beverage commodities were invented for example Nutritious porridge that was in first position right from regional to national level and also wine.
The department has fully trained manpower that up-hold professionalism in their work. They are employed by the Ministry of Education through the Public Service Commission and the Board of Governors. Our trainees are exposed to high standards of discipline and training. This has enabled them to fit in the job market, by proving to be competent and dependable.
The world has become a small village where traveling has been made easier. This translates to visitors everywhere making it possible to look for hospitality services and facilities, and this beckons the hospitality graduates. It is my sincere hope that the Coast Institute of Technology’s Hospitality Management Department will endeavor to churn out an all-round hospitality graduate who meets the acceptable hospitality global standards
Hospitality Management Department envisions itself to be a model department of excellence for quality technical training for national
To impart knowledge and quality skills and develop attitudes in trainees using modern technology in keeping with changes in the
Training for excellence