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Level 2 Culinology® — Professional Level, Associate in Science Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_CULN
Control Number: 04013

This Culinology® Level 2 option is articulated with the Food Science and Technology, Culinology® track in the Department of Human Nutrition and Food Science at Cal Poly Pomona. The coursework has received approval from the Research Chefs’ Association. Students must complete both Level 1 and 2 and meet the Associate in Science degree requirements. Students should certify their General Education coursework before transfer.

The Research Chefs’ Association suggests that students take additional Culinary Arts courses such as CA 255, Advanced Garde Manger and CA 265 Ala Minute Continental Cooking to enhance their culinary skills.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be competent entry-level Culinary and Food Science assistants meeting the employment needs of the community.
  2. Communicate and work effectively with Chefs, Food Scientists, and clientele.
  3. Be able to transfer to selected colleges in Culinology®.
  4. Culinology® students should obtain materials from the Transfer Center for complete details on transferable courses.

Certificate Requirements

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.

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.

Required Prerequisite 

Level 1 - Culinary Food Science Assistant Certificate of Achievement

Course Title Units
Required Prerequisites
FN A100Careers in Dietetics and Food Science1
or NC A100 Careers-Dietetics/Fdsci
FN A170Nutrition3
FSM A160Sanitation and Safety3
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
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
Semester 2
CA A149 Pantry 2
CHEM A130 Preparation for General Chemistry 4
FN A185 Cultural Foods 2
FN A286 Directed Practice for Culionology®/Food Science 2
 Total Units23

Subtotal 30

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CA A122 Culinary Principles 2 3
CHEM A180 General Chemistry A 5
FSM A250 Menu Planning and Purchasing 3
MATH A120 Trigonometry 3
Semester 2
BIOL A180 Introduction to Biology for Majors 1: Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIOL A210 General Microbiology 5
FN A196 Food Science Quality Control 4
 Total Units27
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 57
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Total Minimum Degree Units 69

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