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Welcome to the Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute

The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) offers degree, certificate and workforce development programs with real-world learning, expert instruction and hands-on training.

In addition to Accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, the Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute at FCC has again earned honors as one of the Top Schools for Culinary Students in the country. Using data from the latest College Scorecard release by the Department of Education, recently compiled the 2022 list of the top culinary schools based on a variety of factors and named HCTI as one of the best! Learn more >>

New! Health Meets Food: Culinary Medicine in Foodservice

Foodservice professionals play a central role in changing the way Americans eat. Join us to gain a unique combination of nutritional knowledge and improved healthy culinary skills to effectively incorporate healthy options into a variety of menus. Learn more >>



Note for FCPS High School Students

Frederick County Public School students receive free tuition through Dual Enrollment at FCC for all courses. Fee and book scholarships may be available for select programs. Students should speak with their high school counselor first if they plan to enroll in an FCC workforce development course or program.

New! Food Business Entrepreneurship Digital Badge
Digital badges serve as verification of your knowledge, skills, capabilities, and accomplishments. Displaying and sharing digital badges provides a more complete picture of your achievements and can be easily recognized and verified by employers, associations, and professional organizations. Learn more >>

HCTI is an ACFEF Postsecondary Accredited Program
?Accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, the Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) at Frederick Community College has demonstrated the understanding of and compliance with ACFEF-accredited standards for Program Eligibility, Program Mission and Goals, Organization and Administration, Faculty and Staff, Curriculum, Facilities, Student Services, and Program Assessment. The ACFEF Accrediting Commission, recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) an being an autonomous entity within the ACF, is committed to developing, implementing and monitoring a validated process of globally recognized certifications based on skills, knowledge, integrity and equality through an achievable process for all culinary professionals. Learn more at >>

?200 Monroe Restaurant

At the College, 200 Monroe Restaurant delivers a capstone learning experience for HCTI students. Showcasing culinary and hospitality newly-acquired skills, students work in an open-kitchen restaurant setting during their final semester of the program. Learn more >>

Attention Businesses

Delivering professional development opportunities throughout the year, our team of professionals also invites businesses seeking a unique and productive team-building experience. Please contact us to learn more.