Level 1 - Culinary Food Science Assistant, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_CULN
Control Number: 16773
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.
- 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.
- Communicate and work effectively with Chefs, Food Scientists, and clientele.
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.
|FN/NC A100||Careers in Dietetics and Food Science||1|
|FSM A160||Sanitation and Safety||3|
|CA A120||Culinary Principles 1||3|
|CA A124||Principles of Baking 1||2|
|FN A195||Food Science||4|
|MATH/PSYC A160||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|CHEM A130||Preparation for General Chemistry||4|
|FN A185||Cultural Foods||2|
|FN A286||Directed Practice for Culionology®/Food Science||2|