May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Culinary Arts Career Studies Certificate

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CIP Code: 12.0500
Length: 16 Credits


To provide a foundation in food production and the culinary arts field. There is continued demand for qualified cooks and food service managers within the restaurant industry, one of the major employers in the College’s service region. This program will give students technical education in culinary arts and food service management, which will prepare them to be competent and confident professionals ready to enter and be successful in the industry. Students who wish to transfer to a degree program are encouraged to take the necessary general education courses in addition to completing the program content.

Occupational Objectives

Preparation for the following positions: Broiler Cook, Fry/Sauté Cook, Pantry Cook, Soup and Sauce Cook, and Vegetable Cook.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the college.

Program Requirements

  • Maintain professionalism in both course and restaurant settings, especially in attitude and responsibility. If this is not maintained, termination from the program can result.
  • Acquire and maintain uniforms and equipment. These items are required and are the responsibility of the student. The instructor will provide specific information at the start of the program.
  • The College does not assume responsibility for accidents/incidents which may occur in the instructional kitchen or restaurant settings, nor does it provide any student health services. The student assumes financial responsibility for accidents/incidents requiring medical attention.
  • Students are required to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the curriculum to be awarded the Career Studies Certificate in Culinary Arts.

Program Progression

  • Portions of the program require off-campus meetings. The program head will announce any location changes.
  • Attendance is critical. Absences will be excused only in extraordinary circumstances. Students who arrive late twice may be dismissed from the program. Students who are absent once may be dismissed from the program. Any circumstances affecting attendance must be discussed with the program head.
  • Students who satisfactorily complete the program are eligible for externships in regional restaurants. Students will arrange their externships individually with the program head.

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