Skill Certificate in Food Service, Basic Skills

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire decision-making skills and judgment to serve customers in eating places, and the ability to clean and organize eating areas, to prepare simple food and beverages, to cook or reheat food items, and to follow food safety and sanitation procedures.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and practice proper food safety and sanitation techniques.
  • Use the proper equipment and apply the proper techniques in food preparation.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: food preparation or food server in restaurants, cafeterias or food service institutions.

Required Certificate Courses (5 Units)5
Foods
Professional Cooking
Sanitation and Safety
Restricted Electives (3 Units)3
Select one of the following courses:
Nutrition
Cultural Foods
Cooking for a Healthy Life
Total8

The Skill Certificate 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.