Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts Fundamentals

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

This culinary arts certificate offers students advanced knowledge of food preparation and restaurant management skills. Upon completion students will gain advanced culinary skills, management level food safety and sanitation knowledge, food costing and purchasing capability, employee management competency, and professionalism. 

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and practice food safety and sanitation to industry standards.
  • Use proper food service equipment and apply proper cooking methods and techniques in food preparation. 
  • Given a standard recipe, correctly increase the yield of the recipe, including adjustment amounts, cooking techniques, and cooking time, if necessary. 
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism and ability to perform in industry setting through work experience. 

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following culinary fields; Line cook in institutional food services such as schools, hospitals, and cafeterias; prep cook or short-order cook, entry-level baker, and restaurant management opportunities.

Program Requirements 

CULN 221Culinary Development 14
CULN 222Culinary Development 24
CULN 223Advanced Culinary4
CULN 224Baking and Desserts3
CULN 225Garde Manger2
CULN 226Industry Management3
NUTR 020Cultural Foods3
NUTR 107Sanitation and Safety2
WEXP 193DDCulinary Internship - Work Experience - 1st Semester1
WEXP 194DDCulinary Internship - Work Experience 2nd Semester1
WEXP 195DDCulinary Internship - Work Experience - 3rd Semester3

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.