Hospitality – Culinary Arts Concentration Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CT.3246
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A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year10 Units Total
This course will provide instruction in the proper use of safety and sanitation principles and practices for personal and institutional application. Methods and techniques for handling foods safely are examined, including food preparation, storage, service, and the prevention of food contamination. Also covered are the importance of microorganisms, food borne illness and food allergies, sanitary facilities and equipment, accident prevention, crisis management, and pest management. Compliance with city, state, and federal health regulation as embodied in HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) are emphasized, along with the supervisor's responsibilities in maintaining high standards of these principles. This course will provide updated information on USDA, FDA, Codex, and ISO 24,000 regulations and their relationship to food borne illness. The student receives a certificate of completion from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association upon the successful completion of this course with a passing grade of 75% or higher. This course will provide the safe use of culinary equipment and its proper use to avoid accidents. This course is required for all Culinary Arts/Culinary Management students and is advised to be taken as the first course prior to all other culinary courses or in conjunction with the first few. It may be used for American Culinary certification and recertification, and is required for the Dietary Service Supervisor Certificate offered by the Nutrition Department. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year11 Units Total
This course will cover the function of purchasing from the viewpoint of management. It discusses channels of distribution, buying techniques, specification writing, and other principles needed to perform this critical activity. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fall Semester, Second Year9 Units Total
The Culinary Arts Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved culinary arts job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises the course to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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