Food Safety Certification
Designed for the non-degree students employed in the food service industry. Learn aspects of applied commercial food service sanitation resulting in a nationally recognized certification as required by Connecticut law. Prevention of food-borne illness, sanitary procedures in the protection and service of food to the public, laws and regulations, sanitary design and employee training will be discussed. This course requires students to access and participate in learning activities online. Computers are available on campus. Textbook is not included. 13.5 hours
Developed with input from experts in the restaurant, legal, regulatory, academic, insurance, medical and law enforcement fields, this program is a holistic approach that helps assure everyone has the training they need to serve alcohol responsibly. Lessons cover essential information including alcohol law and responsibilities, evaluating intoxication levels, dealing with difficult situations and checking identification. Textbook is not included. 4.5 hours
Degree and Certificate Credit Programs
Related Degree and Certificate Programs that may interest you.
- Hospitality Management - Food Service Management A.S
- Hospitality Management - Hotel Management A.S.
- Culinary Arts Certificate
- Dietary Supervision Certificate
- Copy of high school diploma or GED
- Strong command of English language skills
Textbooks are required and must be read prior to the first class. They are available for purchase from the George D. Yonan Memorial Bookstore.
- These courses may require students to access and participate in learning activities online. Computers are available on campus for student use.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
- Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email:
- College closings due to inclement weather are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (nv.edu), on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs-ADA:
- Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities(Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.
Course Registration and Payment Plans
No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.
Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.
Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form
Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)
Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:
Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!
Accepted Forms of Payment:
Money Orders or Checks
Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!
Per the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) employment in many food service occupations is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities. Check out these CTDOL Occupation Profiles: