Culinary Career Essentials

Culinary Career Essentials

Technical Certificate

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

Term: 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

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

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Online Classes

Term Start Dates

Spring 2021: January 6 Summer 2021: May 7 Fall 2021: September 1

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$1,376*

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

What You'll Learn

  • Apply safety and sanitation codes to conditions and operations in food service kitchens.
  • Prepare recipes and formulas to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate attributes of a culinary professional.

Your Potential Careers

  • Entry-level Food Service

Median Annual Salary

$20,739 $22,192 $23,731
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