Skill Certificate in Food Services, Intermediate Skills

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire time management and critical thinking skills to perform simple food preparation, plan work so food items are prepared and served together, complete food orders for steam tables, and follow proper 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.
  • Correctly increase or decrease the yield of the recipe; including adjustment of ingredient amounts, cooking techniques and cooking time, if necessary.

Career Opportunities

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

Required Certificate Courses (11 Units)11
Human Relations in Business
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
Total14

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.