Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Culinary Arts
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Culinary Arts prepares students for entry-level positions in the rapidly expanding and varied foodservice within the hospitality and tourism industry. Graduates can quickly advance in career opportunities because of their formal training and education. Career possibilities available to graduates of the culinary arts program include positions in restaurants, clubs, bakeries, hotels, and institutions.
The courses for this OEC are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation's Accrediting Commission. The 18 credits can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts.
- Complete the Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.
- Complete the following admission requirements:
All students must meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Administration prior to beginning any program of study and are encouraged to meet each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses.
- Complete the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificates.
- Complete the following major requirements with a minimum grade of C:
|CA A103||Culinary Skill Development Laboratory||4|
|CA A111||Bakery Skill Development Laboratory||4|
|CA A201||A la Carte Kitchen||4|
|CA A202||Advanced Bakery||4|
A minimum of 18 credits is required for the certificate.
Students graduating with the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Culinary Arts will be able to:
- Apply theories and concepts of baking and implement techniques to operate or function in a commercial bakery
- Apply theories and concepts of cooking and implement techniques to operate or function in a commercial kitchen
- Identify sanitation and safety codes and procedures necessary to maintain a safe foodservice facility
- Demonstrate technical knowledge and critical thinking necessary for success in the field of culinary arts
- Demonstrate successful employability skills, including oral and written communication skills