Restaurant Management

Associate in Applied Science

There are many aspects to working in and managing a successful restaurant. This degree program prepares students for careers in restaurant management by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques of the restaurant industry.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Restaurant management is not just about what happens in the kitchen. Students in this program will also study accounting, business concepts, hospitality management and marketing, and front of the house operations.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited with Exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

Get Involved

Students can get involved with the Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association (HOI Chefs), the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

Career Opportunities

General Manager, Front of the House Manager, Bar Manager, Dining Room Manager


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters62 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


14 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Golda Ewalt

We offer a world-class restaurant management education with a community college approach and price point. The program trains students in real-world, marketable skills. Our graduates can go anywhere in the world and find a job.

Chef Charles Robertson, Culinary Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Restaurant Management Program?

Channel your inner Wolfgang Puck or Guy Fieri and develop the skills to manage a restaurant. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Experience working in the restaurant or hospitality industry is highly recommended.
  5. People skills, communication, and leadership are needed to guide a kitchen and staff.

What Can I Expect As a Restaurant Management Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm