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Certificate Programs

The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare students for employment as culinary workers in commercial kitchens. The design of the program is balanced between developing the culinary tactile skills of food preparation and the management qualities necessary or career growth. The program will focus on cooking and baking skills development, problem solving, and challenging students to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of culinary operations and identify entrepreneurial approaches to operations.

Certificate of Achievement: Culinary Arts – Units Required: 32.5

required courses

Course Number Course Names Units
CULARTS 050 Knife Skills 1.5
CULARTS 055 Culinary Safety and Sanitation 1.0
CULARTS 120 Introduction to the Culinary Arts 1.0
CULARTS 121 Culinary Fundamentals I 3.0
CULARTS 123 Culinary Fundamentals II 4.0
CULARTS 125 Principles of Pantry and Garde Manger 3.0
CULARTS 127 Principles of Baking 3.0
CULARTS 132 Culinary Fundamentals III 4.0
CULARTS 150 Food Service Costs and Controls 2.0
HRMGT 225 Food Service Sanitation and Safety 2.0

Plus a minimum of 2 units from the following

CWEXP 188 Cooperative Work Experience Education –CULARTS 2.0

Plus 6 units from the following

CULARTS 083 Wine and Food Affinities 1.5
CULARTS 128 Principles of Baking II 3.0
CULARTS 133 International Cuisine 2.5
HRMGT 220 Restaurant Operations 3.0

Certificate of Specialization: Baking and Pastry – Units Required 12

required courses

Course Number Course Name Units
CULARTS 127 Principles of Baking 3.0
CULARTS 128 Principles of Baking II 3.0
CULARTS 129 Cake Decorating Essentials 3.0
CULARTS 130 Pastry Art 1.0
CULARTS 131 Chocolates 2.0

Wine Studies Certificate Programs

The Wine Studies program is designed to provide students desiring employment in the culinary or restaurant industry with foundation knowledge and skills in world viticulture and wine styles. The curriculum provides an introduction to wine appreciation, service and wine and food pairings. Upon completion of the program, students will have a well-developed wine palate and will be able to assist customers in wine selection.

The Hospitality Wine Service program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to providing exceptional wine service in restaurants, hotels and other culinary venues. The program provides introductory knowledge on world viticulture and wine styles but focuses on the food, business and service aspects of wine and the role of wine in the hospitality industry.

Certificate of Specialization: Wine Studies– Units Required 17

required courses

Course Number Course Name Units
WINEST 085 Wines of California 2.0
WINEST 086 Wines of Italy 1.5
WINEST 087 Wines of France 1.5
WINEST 088

Wines of Australia and New Zealand

1.5
WINEST 089 Wines of Spain 1.5
WINEST 102

World Viticulture and Wine Styles

3.0
WINEST 104

Introduction to Wine in the Restaurant

3.0
CULARTS 226 Food and Wine Pairing 3.0
     

Certificate of Specialization: Hospitality Wine Services– Units Required 6.5

required courses

Course Number Course Name Units
WINEST 084 Wine Service and Hospitality 1.5
WINEST 085 Wines of California 2.0
WINEST 100 Wine Appreciation 2.0