Culinary Arts-Basic, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_CAAP
Control Number: 22431
The requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Basic Culinary Arts provide students with the basics in the methods and chemistry of cooking. Instruction and practice covering the fundamental techniques of cooking. Program elements include practical application of lecture theory in a commercial kitchen environment. Safe and proper use of culinary tools and equipment elements of professionalism and sanitary work habits are covered in detail throughout the program.
The Culinary Arts Department provides students with Associates Degrees in Culinary Arts, Occupational Certificates, and career and technical education. The department serves the economic and workforce development needs of the local community and is committed to student success.
- Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in a commercial kitchen.
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 A100||Introduction to the Hospitality Industry||3|
|CA A120||Culinary Principles 1||3|
|CA A124||Principles of Baking 1||2|
|FN A140||Introduction to Nutrition Concepts||2|
|FSM A160||Sanitation and Safety||3|
|CA A122||Culinary Principles 2||3|
|CA A210 |
or CA A170
|Directed Practice for Culinary Arts 1 |
or Culinary Team Competition
|FSM A151||Food Production Management||2|
|FSM A190||Dining Room Service||2|
|FSM A240||Food Service Math/Accounting||4|