Certificate of Achievement in Beginning Culinary Skills

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students pursuing this certificate will acquire basic knowledge of food preparation.  Upon completion students will have acquired time management and simple food preparation skills, and ability to follow proper food safety and sanitation procedures. 

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and practice proper food safety and sanitation procedures. 
  • Use proper food service equipment and apply proper cooking methods and techniques in food preparation. 
  • Given a standard recipe, correctly increase or decrease the yield of the recipe, including adjustment of ingredient amounts, cooking technique, and cooking time, if necessary. 

Career Opportunities

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

CULN 221Culinary Development 14
NUTR 107Sanitation and Safety2
Select ten units from the following courses:
CULN 222Culinary Development 24
CULN 223Advanced Culinary4
CULN 224Baking and Desserts3
CULN 225Garde Manger2
CULN 226Industry Management3
NUTR 020Cultural Foods3
WEXP 193DDCulinary Intern WrkExp-1st Sem1-4
WEXP 194DDCulinary Intern WrkExp-2nd Sem1-4

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 and Family Studies Division Chair.