Certified Culinarian - Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1306.30

The curriculum offers students valuable hands-on experience and academic rigor to ultimately seek entry and mid-level positions in the culinary industry.  Individuals seeking to advance and update well-rounded skills in the field will benefit from completion of this certificate.  Related local and global culinary career opportunities students may enter upon completion include Prep, Line, and Head Cooks within the following hospitality industries: restaurants, hospitals, lodging; tourism; meeting, convention, and exposition; theme parks; clubs; cruiseline and airway; and service, consulting, and e-commerce businesses and companies.  Students are encouraged to pass the Manager Food Safety and Sanitation Certification with a score of at least 75% upon completion of this program in order to supplement their resumes, in addition, it is required for those who intend to transfer to CSU or private universities for Bachelor degrees. 

No prerequisite skills are required for enrollment.  

This program contains required lab fees, uniform, tool kit and possible Food Safety Certification Registration and exam fees should students decide to complete the exam.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Synthesize the process from preparation to execution in a production kitchen including: flavor profiling, ingredient selection, appropriate care of equipment, planning, organizing, preparing, serving and cleaning.
  2. Identify and administer rigorous food safety and sanitation practices.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in basic ingredient conversions, food costing and yield management practices.
  4. Apply diligent food and beverage professionalism, leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

HOSP 003SURVEY OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND MANAGER SANITATION AND SAFETY3
HOSP 014CULINARY PRINCIPLES3
HOSP 015INDUSTRY CULINARY FOUNDATIONS I3
HOSP 060CULINARY PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT4
HOSP 121INDUSTRY CULINARY FOUNDATIONS II3
HOSP 140INDUSTRY BAKING FOUNDATIONS I3
Total Units19

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree