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Three New Academic Programs Launched

The College is offering three new academic programs this fall. Homeland Security, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management are making their debut in September.

“Homeland security is a critical field these days,” said Tim Hack, chair of the History and Social Sciences Department. “If you would like to protect this nation from natural and man-made threats, the Homeland Security Program is right for you.”

The degree is designed for students to learn about securing borders, airports, waterways and seaports; preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters; providing counterterrorism and law enforcement intelligence support; and employing the latest security technology. Graduates may take advantage of the dual admissions agreement with New Jersey City University’s National Security Studies Bachelor of Science program, which is offered on both the NJCU and MCC campuses. Career fields include border patrol agent, CIA analyst or officer, FBI agent, air marshal, ICE agent, Secret Service agent, TSA screener and immigration enforcement agent.

The two Hospitality, Culinary Arts, & Dietetics Department programs, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, lead to careers in a booming field.
“Employment opportunities are growing in a variety of work settings, including hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, cruise ships, catering centers and health care facilities,” said Mary-Pat Maciolek, chair of the Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Dietetics Department.

A Culinary Arts graduate may be employed as a line cook, station chef, assistant pastry chef, assistant restaurant manager, dining room manager, cafeteria production manager, sous chef or executive chef.

Hospitality Management graduates may be employed as an assistant restaurant manager, hotel/motel assistant manager, front office manager, dining room manager, or cafeteria production manager.

Graduates of both programs are eligible for certification in several course areas by the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association.