Programs in Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Security Management are now available through a combination of face-to-face instruction and online courses.
Why? Because according to the EuroCHRIE (European Federation of the Council of Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Education), the future of higher education lies in hybrid teaching methods.
The pandemic forced educational institutions and educators out of their comfort zones. Out of the traditional higher-education models that have existed for centuries. The challenges institutions faced soon lead to solutions that will have a long-lasting impact on the flexibility and reach of the education sector.
As the Hospitality Industry as a whole is centered around service provision and contact, a well-balanced hybrid curriculum is essential. This ensures that students continue to enjoy interpersonal exchanges, the practical application of theories as well as internships throughout their studies.
How does Swiss Alpine Center achieve this? By providing on-campus education while also being a pioneer in distance learning programs for hospitality management. In Greece, we franchise our programs in hotel management and culinary arts to the City Unity Educational Group. The City Unity campus is located in the attractive Athenian coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni. Here, students have the option of living on campus while they attend in-person classes and practical sessions.
Swiss Alpine Center’s pioneering distance learning programs began in 1994, via the partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. This led to Swiss Alpine Center launching AHLEI’s outstanding courses in Hospitality Management that included: Food and Beverage Management, Rooms Division Management, Facilities Management, Technology, Revenue Management, Sales & Marketing, and many more. All these courses are available online.
Our more recent partnership with BetterBrand Academy, has led to the provision of an online Professional Diploma course in Digital Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Earlier this year Swiss Alpine Center also partnered with Lobster Ink/HOSCO. Together, we introduced a state-of-the-art eLearning platform that utilizes Lobster Ink’s practical, outcomes-based learning and training. This includes training videos in 8 categories that cover all aspects of the hospitality industry: Food & Beverage, Bar & Beverage, Housekeeping, Front Office, Events, Hospitality Standards, Hospitality Management, and Information Security. A total of 180+ Online Training Videos; 1570 Micro Lessons, 200+ Hours of Learning!
Leading brands such as Marriott, ACCOR, Hilton, Kempinski, Radisson, Mövenpick, Four Seasons, and Nestlé, use these videos for staff training.
The successful partnership with Lobster Ink/HOSCO has also allowed Swiss Alpine Center to launch the online ProChef® certification program. This is a respected culinary qualification with rich content created by the world’s premier culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
The ProChef® series teaches culinary fundamentals through 20 comprehensive courses, comprising 157 engaging and interactive lessons. Through these lessons, students explore basic food science principles, dive deep into the detail of mastering essential skills, and learn secrets from the CIA’s seasoned veterans through practical ProTips.
Last but not least, Security Management is the newest course to be added to the Swiss Alpine Online College. Its curriculum includes Hospitality Security Management, Advanced Certificate in Security and Risk Management, and Security Accreditation Diplomas.
All programs, with the exception of the Security Management programs, are available at both our partner college in Greece (City Unity Education Group), and in Goa, India (the Sea Reliance Academy for Cruise, Hospitality & Tourism).
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