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Hospitality Majors Attain Reaccreditation

The three associate-degree majors offered by the School of Hospitality at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been granted reaccreditation through 2016.

The college’s baking and pastry arts and culinary arts technology majors were given renewed accreditation by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. ACF accreditation makes graduates of the college’s culinary arts and baking and pastry arts majors eligible to become certified culinarians or certified pastry culinarians without additional testing.

The hospitality management major earned reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Accreditation from the ACF Education Foundation Accrediting Commission and the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration is voluntary.

The ACF Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission requires that curriculum, faculty, facilities, resources, support staff and organizational structure substantially meet standards set by industry leaders in culinary arts and culinary arts education. The standards are monitored constantly by the commission.

The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration is recommended by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, and it sets high standards for two-year hospitality management programs.

Before reaccreditation was granted, the two accrediting organizations made a joint visit to the college to ensure that those standards are being met or exceeded.

The academic majors offered by the School of Hospitality feature small class sizes with a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio in labs and many classes, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, and an award-winning restaurant (Le Jeune Chef) where students serve fine food to the public.

To learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call 570-327-4505 or visit online .

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