Catering, Certificate of Achievement
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_FSCC
Students who complete the Catering certificate will be trained to operate a catering business, whether it is a business conducted on premises or off premises. Those enrolling in this program will learn about organization and management, menu pricing, selling, advertising and promotion, and preparing and serving food, as well as cost accountability, a most important factor in operating a catering service successfully. Students will be employable in the catering departments of hotels and restaurants and will be knowledgeable enough to reasonably decide about opening their own catering business. Opportunities for employment in this field are excellent.
- The outcome of the program is to prepare students for professional positions within the industry and to provide the foundation skills for owning and operating their own catering business. Meets the needs of the local catering community.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|CA A200||Garde Manger 1||2|
|or FSM A151||Food Production Management|
|FN A140||Introduction to Nutrition Concepts||2|
|FSM A160||Sanitation and Safety||3|
|FSM A250||Menu Planning and Purchasing||3|
|Select four units from the following:||4-6|
|Culinary Principles 1|
|Culinary Principles 2|
|Principles of Baking 1|
or FSM A150
|Principles of Quantity Food Preparation|
Catering Suggested Electives
|BUS A240||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|CA A124||Principles of Baking 1||2|
|CA A270||Ice Carving||1|
|FSM A240||Food Service Math/Accounting||4|
|FSM A260||Supervision and Training Techniques||3|
|HTT A240||Hospitality and Toursim Marketing||3|