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Catalog 2017-18


Culinary Arts Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00079

The culinary arts certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the culinary arts field. The focus of the certificate is on establishing hands-on culinary skills and job-related performance characteristics necessary to successfully enter a basic food service occupation. The certificate prepares students for success by instruction in quality food preparation, portion control, quantity baking, breakfast and pantry work, quantity pastry, meat cutting and dining room operations.

This program contains some courses that are restricted only to students officially admitted to this program. Additionally, CUL 102 Culinary Sanitation or proof of current ServSafe certification and CUL 103 Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Techniques are pre-program requirements.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Upon completion of the certificate program, students may select the associate degree as their second-year option. All the requirements of that associate degree must be fulfilled, including all of the college requirements.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

Download the Curriculum Guide (PDF)


See Gainful Employment for more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information.

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