Culinary Career Essentials

Culinary Career Essentials

Technical Certificate

About the Culinary Career Essentials Program

Learn culinary basics and training for entry-level food service jobs. The program is the core of other certificates and the Culinary Arts program. 

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals
Description

Applies sanitary, safety, and legal principles to practices in the food service industry. Successful completion of the course enables students to take a national sanitation certification examination.

2.00
1031612500 Food Theory
Description

Food science principles applied to professional culinary food preparation. Units include professional kitchen operation, recipe terminology, and cooking techniques for various food categories.

3.00
1031612600 Food Production Principles
Description

Provides practical experience applying food science principles in food preparation, analysis, and evaluation of preparation techniques. Prerequisite(s): 1031612500 Food Theory (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

3.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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Online Classes

Approximate Cost

$1,073*

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

Your Potential Careers

Entry-level Food Service

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