Restaurant Management Program | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania


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Prepare for Management Positions in the Foodservice Industry

Student in the college's restaurant/dining room

What Will I Learn? 

Westmoreland offers a degree  in Hospitality Management - Restaurant Management. 

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for various levels of management positions in the food service industry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete an internship.

What Will I Earn? 

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field range from:

  • $11.06 - $48.52 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $28.20 for food service managers
  • $11.08 - $46.45 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $26.37 for lodging managers

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ ( 2023.1

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may accept positions as: general operations manager, catering manager, restaurant sales representative, restaurant manager, assistant restaurant manager, food service director, assistant food service director, food purchasing agent, party planner, dining room manager, sales and marketing manager, training and development specialist or customer service manager.

Program Outcomes and Success Measures

Restaurant/Culinary Management AAS

  • Student graduation rate: 66%
  • Student job placement rate: 100%
  • Students eligible to obtain ACF certification by graduation: 2