Certificate of Achievement in Food Services, Advanced Skills

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Food Services, Advanced Skills. Students completing this certificate will acquire time management and critical thinking skills, the abilities to prepare bakery, fresh and cooked food items, to follow food safety and sanitation procdures, to comply and maintain records for food use and expenditures, to direct activities of assistant workers in preparation and service of food items, and to train new employees.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and practice proper food safety and sanitation techniques.
  • Use proper food service eqipment and apply proper techniques in food preparation.
  • Given a standard recipe, correctly increase or decrease the yield of the recipe, including adjustment of ingredient amounts, cooking techniques and cooking time, if necessary.
  • Create an entree using culinary preparation techniques and following safety and sanitation procedures in an organized time frame that meets culinary productivity and quality standards.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: cooks in institutional food service such as schools, hospitals and cafeterias; prep-cook or short order cook in restaurants.

Required Certificate Courses (18 Units)18
Human Relations in Business
Professional Cooking
Professional Cooking 2
Sanitation and Safety
Food Services Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Restricted Electives (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Cultural Foods
Nutrition for Fitness
Cooking for a Healthy Life

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer Family Studies Division Chair.