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Culinary Arts

Students learn professional culinary fundamentals throughout the Culinary Arts certificate courses ranging from knife skills to baking basics. Students are encouraged to build on this certificate to eventually obtain a degree from the College.

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  • Department: Business
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Related Associate Degree:


  • Culinary Studies

    Cooperative Work Experience

COM103   Human Communication 3
CUL150   Fundamentals of Professional Cooking 4
CUL180   Baking I 3
CUL210   Dining Room Operations and Service 4
CUL220   Advanced Culinary Arts 4
HRM111   Foodservice Sanitation 1
HRM130   Food and Beverage Management 3
HRM140   Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
  Hospitality Cooperative Work Experience (or)
Event Planning and Management
Total Credits 28

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Upon completion of the Culinary Arts certificate, students are able to:

  • Prepare and serve food in an attractive, professional manner in a variety of food service environments and to train for and deliver quality guest service.
  • Perform technical skills in basic cooking and food service operations.
  • Recognize and apply inter-personal skills needed in a food production setting, including team building and group decision making.
  • Calculate costs and institute procedures to operate cost effective establishments.

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Full Time Faculty

Paul McCormick, Hospitality, Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Otto