Food Service

Program Description

Food Handler Training
Per the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act (410 ILCS 625), amended per SB1495, all food handlers – other than someone holding a FSSMC license – must receive basic safe food handling principles training within 30 days after employment. The training certificate for this category is valid for three years. You will attend a 2-hour class followed by a 40-question assessment.

Instructor-Led in English
The ServSafe Food Handler Guide and assessment are included with the cost of the class. Please bring a current photo ID to class.
Instructor: Staff

1 Monday       Sept. 18                     5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81362    Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee $29

Instructor: M. Cavazos

1 Monday       Jan. 8                         5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11053    Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $29

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)

Instructor: H. McKibbon

1 Monday       Oct. 30                       4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
CRN 81363    Geneseo Public Library     Fee $29

1 Tuesday      Jan. 9                         3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
CRN 11054    CEC – Rm. 102           Fee $29

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)

Instructor-Led in Spanish
The Spanish ServSafe Food Handler Guide and assessment are included with the cost of the class. Please bring a current photo ID to class.

Instructor: M. Cavazos

1 Monday       Aug. 21                      5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81225    Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $29

1 Monday       Dec. 11                      5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81365    Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $29

1 Monday       Jan. 22                       5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11055    Outreach – Rm. 204      Fee $29

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)

Instructor: Staff

1 Monday       Oct. 16                       5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 81364    Outreach – Rm. 406      Fee $29

Online
ServSafe offers the Food Handler Course and Assessment online. With this option, you can take the course and assessment in the computer lab at the Outreach Center. There is no instructor in the lab. You work on your own through the course and assessment and have the option of taking the online program in English or Spanish. Please bring ear buds with you as to not disturb others and a current photo ID to class.

1 Wednesday Oct. 18                       8:30 – 11:00 am
CRN 81366    Outreach – Rm. 402       Fee $20

1 Monday       Dec. 4                        1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 81367    Outreach – Rm. 402       Fee $20


Food Service Sanitation Manager
This class meets Illinois and Iowa state requirements and is designed to prepare students for the FSSMC exam. Students are given the option of purchasing the ServSafe Manager Book (English or Spanish) for $51. Books may be purchased before class begins. Books may not be returned for a refund. All book sales are final. Separate payment (checks payable to Black Hawk College – no cash please) for optional book if the book is purchased at the first class. The certification examination will be given at the end of the last class and will take approximately two hours. Please read all of the information regarding a class to know whether you will be taking an online exam or paper exam. Class will break for a 30-minute lunch each day (on your own). Please bring a current photo ID to the last class in order to take the exam.

Instructor-Led in English
Instructor: H. McKibbon

Paper Exams

1 Tues./1 Thurs.     Aug. 29 & Aug. 31       8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81221            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

1 Tues./1 Thurs.     Sept. 5 & Sept. 7                     8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81368            CEC – Rm. 102             Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays            Sept. 12 & Sept. 19                 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81369            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Mondays             Sept. 25 & Oct. 2                     8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81370            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays            Oct. 17 & Oct. 24                     8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81371            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Mondays             Oct. 30 & Nov. 6          9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 81372            Geneseo Public Library                   Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays            Nov. 7 & Nov. 14                      8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81373            Outreach – Rm. 204                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Mondays             Nov. 20 & Nov. 27        8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81374            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Mondays             Dec. 11 & Dec. 18       8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81375            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

1 Tues./1 Thurs.     Jan. 9 & Jan. 11          8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11056            CEC – Rm. 102             Tuition Fee $147

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)

2 Tuesdays            Jan. 16 & Jan. 23                     8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11057            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)

Online Exam

2 Tuesdays            Aug. 15 & Aug. 22       8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81222            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

1 Tues./1 Thurs.     Dec. 5 & Dec. 7           8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 81376            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

Instructor-Led in Spanish
Instructor: M. Ontiveros

Paper Exams

2 Saturdays            Oct. 7 & Oct. 14                       9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81377            Outreach – Rm. 407                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Saturdays            Dec. 9 & Dec. 16                      9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81378            Outreach – Rm. 204                 Tuition Fee $147

2 Saturdays            Jan. 20 & Jan. 27                     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11058            Outreach – Rm. 204                 Tuition Fee $147

(Registration for this class begins Nov. 7)


Accelerated Food Service Sanitation Manager  
Instructor: H. McKibbon
If you have successfully completed the food service manager certification before and learning comes easily, this could be the class for you. This class will take the food service sanitation manager material and condense it into a shorter amount of time – 1 day instead of 2. In addition, you will take the exam online at the end of the class so you will get your results immediately. If you are short on time, feel like you know what is required of you as a food service sanitation manager, are a good test taker, and are comfortable with computers, then this class is for you. Class will break for a 30-minute lunch (on your own). Please bring a current photo ID in order to take the exam. The optional book may be purchased before the class begins for $51. All book sales are final – no refunds allowed.

1 Tuesday      Oct. 10                       8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CRN 81379    Outreach – Rm. 407       Tuition Fee $129


Food Handler Plus
Are you an employer looking for a way to have all of your employees take the food handler class and assessment at the same time? Contact 309-796-8244 or courvilleb@bhc.edu for more information on how the instructor will come to your location if you have 20 or more employees who need this training.


Questions about your license?
For questions about your FSSMC license, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies) at (217) 785-2439 or email dph.fssmc@illinois.gov