Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistant

Technical Certificate

Prepare for entry-level jobs in food service as kitchen helpers, salad makers, bus persons, cafeteria servers, cook's helpers, prep cooks, and dishwashers.

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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
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1031614000 Food Practicum I
Description

Cafeteria style restaurant service applying principles, methods, and practices of professional food production. Students rotate weekly to kitchen and dining room stations. Prerequisite(s): 1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals (C or better) and 1031612500 Food Theory (C or better) and 1031612600 Food Production Principles (C or better).

3.00
1031614100 Food Practicum II
Description

A'la carte restaurant service applying principles, methods, and practices of professional food production. Students rotate weekly to kitchen and dining room stations. Prerequisite(s): 1031614000 Food Practicum I (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

$2,651*

*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.
  • Apply basic food theory to solve problems in food preparation.
  • Demonstrate attributes of a culinary professional.

Your Potential Careers

  • Entry-level Kitchen Positions

Median Annual Salary

$20,591 $21,946 $23,718
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