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 procedures, 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 equipment 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.

BUS 188Human Relations in Business3
CULN 201Foods3
CULN 205Professional Cooking3
CULN 206Professional Cooking 23
NUTR 018Nutrition3
NUTR 107Sanitation and Safety2
WEXP 193 DFood Services Wrk Exp-1st Sem1
Select one of the following courses:
NUTR 020Cultural Foods3
NUTR/HW 119Nutrition for Fitness3

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.