Food Service

Program Description

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. Jan. 9 & Jan. 11         8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11056       CEC – Rm. 121      Tuition Fee $147

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

2 Mondays     Feb. 5 & Feb. 12        9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 11269    Geneseo Public Library     Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays     Feb. 6 & Feb. 13        8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11270    Outreach – Rm. 407   Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays     Mar. 6 & Mar. 13        8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11271    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311       Tuition Fee $147

1 Tues./1 Thurs. Mar. 20 & Mar. 22    8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11272      Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311   Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays     Apr. 3 & Apr. 10          8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11273    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311       Tuition Fee $147

1 Tues./1 Thurs. Apr. 17 & Apr. 19  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11274       CEC – Rm. 121       Tuition Fee $147

2 Tuesdays     May 1 & May 8           8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11275    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311       Tuition Fee $147

2 Mondays     May 14 & May 21       9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 50194    Geneseo Public Library     Tuition Fee $147

(Registration for this class begins April 3.)

Online Exam

1 Tues./1 Thurs. Feb. 20 & Feb. 22  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11276       Outreach – Rm. 407    Tuition Fee $147


Instructor-Led in Spanish
Instructor: M. Ontiveros

Paper Exams

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

2 Saturdays    Mar. 3 – Mar. 10    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11277    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302 Tuition Fee $147

2 Saturdays    Apr. 7 – Apr. 14     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11278    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302 Tuition Fee $147


Accelerated Food Service Sanitation Manager
Instructor: H. McKibbon

If you have successfully completed the food service manager certification before, 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, 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      May 29                 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CRN 50195    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311 Tuition Fee $129

(Registration for this class begins April 3.)


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


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: M. Cavazos

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

Instructor: H. McKibbon

1 Tuesday      Jan. 9                         3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
CRN 11054    CEC – Rm. 121           Fee $29

1 Monday       May 14                       4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
CRN 11266    Geneseo Public Library     Fee $29


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


Online

ServSafe offers the Food Handler Course and Assessment online. With this option, you can take the course and assessment in a computer lab at Black Hawk College. 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 Feb. 7                         1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 11267    Outreach – Rm. 402   Fee $20

1 Tuesday      Apr. 24                       2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 11268               Bldg. 1 – Rm. 301       Fee $20


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