Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Culinary Arts program is designed to train students who wish to become culinary industry professionals for diverse food service operations. The program focuses on the preparation of casual and upscale cuisine for a variety of services, including full-service, buffet, banquet, and a la carte. Students rotate through all areas of food preparation and apply their knowledge and skills during lunch and dinner service aimed at our contemporary continental on-campus restaurants. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Culinary Arts is also available.

Program Code

5363 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Culinary Arts

Other Degree Options

Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Culinary Arts: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Culinary Arts is build into the AAS. If you complete the AAS you will also receive the CCL.

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, and full-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 2 semesters as a full-time student including. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).

Cost

The estimated cost of the AAS program is $4461 for Maricopa County residents. *(see below for details)

Textbooks

All Culinary Arts program classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum

Credits: 26

Block 1

  • CUL101 Culinary Fundamentals: Culinary Basics 3 credits
  • CUL103 Culinary Fundamentals: Breakfast and Garde Manger 3 credits
  • CUL130 Savory Foods I 3 credits
  • CUL160 Bakery and Pastry Production I 3 credits
  • CUL170 Dining Room Operations I 3 credits

Block 2

  • CUL120 Food Costing, Purchasing, and Inventory Control 2 credits
  • CUL230 Savory Foods II 3 credits
  • CUL270 Dining Room Operations II 3 credits
  • FON100 Introductory Nutrition 3 credits

 

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Major: 
5363
Effective term: 
2018 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
26
CIP Code: 
12.0503
Description

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Culinary Arts program is designed to train students who wish to become culinary industry professionals for diverse food service operations. The program focuses on the preparation of casual and upscale cuisine for a variety of services, including full-service, buffet, banquet, and a la carte. Students rotate through all areas of food preparation and apply their knowledge and skills during lunch and dinner service aimed at our contemporary continental on-campus restaurants. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Culinary Arts is also available.

Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students must enroll concurrently in all courses in a block, regardless of previously completed coursework.
A special fee of $600.00 is required each semester in addition to the regular tuition fees.

Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required.
Placement into 100-level English, reading and math classes on the ASSET test or completion of equivalent coursework.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:26
Block 1
CUL101Culinary Fundamentals: Culinary Basics3
CUL103Culinary Fundamentals: Breakfast and Garde Manger3
CUL130Savory Foods I3
CUL160Bakery and Pastry Production I3
CUL170Dining Room Operations I3
 
Block 2
CUL120Food Costing, Purchasing, and Inventory Control2
CUL230Savory Foods II3
CUL270Dining Room Operations II3
FON100Introductory Nutrition3
Competencies
  • Demonstrate effective time management, line speed, production to volume, and professionalism in food service production. (CUL101)
  • Identify, properly use and maintain commonly used equipment and appliances of the professional kitchen. (CUL101)
  • Demonstrate precise knife cuts. (CUL101)
  • Demonstrate and apply advanced savory cooking techniques for casual and upscale dining outlets. (CUL130)
  • Demonstrate and apply baking and pastry techniques. (CUL160)
  • Plan and prepare menus based on ordering, costing, receiving and inventory control. (CUL120)
  • Describe and execute the basic elements of dining room service and operations including banquet and buffet. (CUL170, CUL270)
  • Apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety in food service operations. (CUL101, CUL103, CUL130, CUL160, CUL230)
  • Demonstrate creative plate design. (CUL130, CUL230)
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills that exhibit proper etiquette, customer service, time management and sense of urgency. (CUL170, CUL270)
  • Describe scientific principles of nutrition including the human body and its relationships with food. (FON100)