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Level 1 - Culinary Food Science Assistant, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_CULN

Control Number: 16773

Financial Aid Eligible

Orange Coast College’s Culinary and Food Sciences Assistant program is designed for students who are interested in working as assistants in the following fields: food research and development, product development, recipe development, product duplication, quality assurance, sensory, or flavor chemistry.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be competent entry-level Culinary and Food Science assistants meeting the employment needs of the community and be able to communicate and work effectively with Chefs, Food Scientist and clientele.
  2. Communicate and work effectively with Chefs, Food Scientists, and clientele.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Prerequisites
FN A100Careers in Dietetics and Food Science1
or NC A100 Careers in Dietetics/FDSCI
FN A170Nutrition3
FBM A102Sanitation and Safety2
Required Courses
CA A120Culinary Principles 13
CA A124Principles of Baking 12
CA A149Pantry2
CHEM A130Preparation for General Chemistry4
FN A185Cultural Foods2
FN A195Food Science4
FN A286Directed Practice Food Science2
MATH A160Introduction to Statistics4
or PSYC A160 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Total Units29

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FN A100
Careers in Dietetics and Food Science
or Careers in Dietetics/FDSCI
FN A170 Nutrition 3
FBM A102 Sanitation and Safety 2
Semester 2
CA A120 Culinary Principles 1 3
CA A124 Principles of Baking 1 2
FN A195 Food Science 4
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Year 2
Semester 1
CA A149 Pantry 2
CHEM A130 Preparation for General Chemistry 4
FN A185 Cultural Foods 2
FN A286 Directed Practice Food Science 2
 Total Units29