This is a face-to-face classroom course that involves a mix of instructor presentation and group and individual hands-on learning activities. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the plan review process for retail food establishments with an emphasis on equipment and architectural design. The plan review process covered in this course is based on menu and food preparation procedures with an end goal of reducing foodborne illnesses resulting from poor facility design. Lessons will cover reviewing the application and menu, reading architectural drawings, review a complete plan set, reviewing equipment, plumbing, and physical facilities, conducting preoperational inspections, communicating with key players, and reviewing mobile establishments.
The course content is divided into eight (8) modules, and each module is comprised of specific lessons and topics. Exercises to support learning include practical application exercises to support learning outcomes in every lesson and include presentation or discussion of results. Exercises are designed to solicit discussion, as this course is based on best practice guidance. The course learning strategies include a blend of presentation, group discussion, group exercises, video presentation, and instructor demonstration.