The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Culinary Arts II is designed to train students for entry-level positions in diverse food service operations. The program focuses on the preparation of casual and upscale cuisine for full-service, buffet, banquet, a la carte, and bakery operations. Students are exposed to all areas of professional food service including culinary techniques, safety and sanitation, food service management, professionalism and ethics, teamwork and communication. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in a practical dining environment. This CCL is fully embedded in the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Arts (3564).
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students with transfer credits should contact the Program Director of the Culinary Arts Department.
Students are required to obtain a Maricopa County Food Handlers Card before the start of culinary arts courses.
At Scottsdale Community College students must enroll concurrently in all courses in a block, regardless of previously completed coursework.
At Scottsdale Community College a lab fee of $600.00 is required each semester in addition to the regular tuition fees.
This program replaces: CCL/5151 Culinary Studies
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Utilize classical and modern culinary techniques in the effective production of savory foods and baked/pastry products.
- Apply national standards to the safe and sanitary handling of food and industrial kitchen equipment.
- Practice comprehensive procedures for front and back of house operations that address purchasing, inventory, cost controls, menu planning, nutritional guidelines, and staffing.
- Practice professional and ethical behavior in the hospitality industry.
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking and communication skills to facilitate teamwork, customer service, and time management.
- Compose multiple flavors, textures, and colors into food and beverage products that are marketable to the appropriate food sector and reflective of industry trends.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Chefs and Head Cooks
Fast Food Cooks
Food Preparation Workers
Food Service Managers
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
Private Household Cooks
Short Order Cooks
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Cooks, All Other
Students applying to the Scottsdale Community College Culinary Program will need to submit a formal application prior to setting up a kitchen tour and interview.
Placement into college-ready level English, Reading, and Math or completion of equivalent coursework.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Term 1 Fall Semester (Term 1) Spring Semester (Term 1)
Term 2 Spring Semester (Term 2) Fall Semester (Term 2)
Fall Semester (Term 3) Spring Semester (Term 3)
Spring Semester (Term 4)
There is no Part-time option for the Scottsdale Community College pathway map option.
Fall Semester (Term 1) Spring Semester (Term 1)
Spring Semester (Term 2) Fall Semester (Term 2)
Fall Semester (Term 3) Spring Semester (Term 3)
Spring Semester (Term 4) Fall Semester (Term 4)
Fall Semester (Term 5) Spring Semester (Term 5)
Spring Semester (Term 6) Fall Semester (Term 6)
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Culinary Arts II (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=164808).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.