Culinary Arts: Basic Cooking Skills Certificate

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Designed to train students in basic cooking skills, this certificate program includes portions of the Culinary Arts degree program.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $6,866.42

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

Employability Requirement: All food workers (includes those that work with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or with any surface where people put unwrapped food) are required (Chapter 246-217 WAC) to have a valid food worker card to work in Washington.

Program Length: This program is approximately three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
CUL 104 Sanitation in Food Service Operations 3
CUL 107 Professional Cooking I 7
CUL 109 Cooking Methods I 7
CUL 111 Food Preparation I 3
CUL 113 Introduction to Baking 3
CUL 117 Professional Cooking II 7
CUL 119 Food Preparation II 3
CUL 123 Cooking Methods II 7
CUL 127 Professional Cooking III 7
CUL 132 American Regional Cuisine 3
CUL 135 Food Preparation III 3
CUL 139 Cooking Methods III 7
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement) 5
  Total Credits for Completion 75