Commercial Cooking

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CECK
Hegis Code: 5404.00
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Locally, where the tourism industry is so important, positions in food preparation and distribution are plentiful. This certificate is designed to develop job entry skills for immediate employment. Coursework in our new Culinary Arts Facility provide the student with the necessary technical background to be a cook in any hospitality facility (restaurant, bake shop, supermarket). Successful certificate completion includes achieving National Restaurant Certification in ServSafe Sanitation. In addition, all certificate credits transfer to the Food Service AAS degree program. Recommended High School Preparation: Math Functions

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Fundamentals of Nutrition Sci161
3 Social Science Course  
1 Sanitation (Fall Only) Cul125
4 Basic Food Preparation I Cul127
4 Basic Food Preparation II (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Cul128
2 Baking Techniques Cul130
2 Choose from:  
  Dining Room Service Cul131
  Food Specs and Control (Fall Only) Cul135
2-3 Choose from:  
  Advanced Baking Techniques (Prereq Required) Cul132
  Introduction to Wine and Spirits Cul140
  Sauce Theory I (Spring Only) Cul142
  Bar Operations and Mixology (Every other Fall Only) Cul143
3 Food Service Management Law (Spring Only) Cul136
2 Mathematic Applications for the Food Service (Spring Only) Cul141
1 Supervised Work Experience Cul178
31 minimum credits required for graduation  

Additional Information:

1. The student is required to wear an approved chef's uniform in all the labs.
2. The student must purchase a complete cutlery set. Information will be provided in class.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
1 Cul125
4 Cul127
2 Cul130
2 Cul131 or Cul135
3 Social Science Elective
Second Semester
4 Cul128
1 Cul178
2 Cul141
3 Sci161
3 Cul136
2-3 Cul132, Cul140, Cul142 or Cul143

Additional Information:

Student must arrange to select one of these four courses in the appropriate semester.

CUL 132 Spring Only
CUL 140 Every other Fall
CUL 142 Spring Only
CUL 143 Every other Fall


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